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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A space station is being built for astronauts to begin training for colonizing other planets. The rate of rotation is chosen so that the outer ring (r=2150m) simulates the acceleration of gravity on the surface of Venus (8.62m/s^2).

2. Relevant equations

How long does it take the station to rotate once around its axis (i.e. what is the period?)

What should the radius be of the inner ring so that it smulates the acceleration on the surface of Mercury (3.63m/s^2)

3. The attempt at a solution

I have no idea what to do but perhaps

Fc=ma

ma=m(Vt^2)/r

a=Vt^2/r

Vt=136.1m/s

136.1m/s=2150[tex]\omega[/tex]

[tex]\omega[/tex]=.0633rad/s

at=r[tex]\alpha[/tex]

8.62=2150[tex]\alpha[/tex]

[tex]\alpha[/tex]=.004rad/s^2

not sure where to go from here

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Centripetal Acceleration, etc.

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