1. This is more of a general question about a lab report I'm doing: The purpose of this lab is to find if the acceleration of a person sitting on the end of a steel beam is moving at a constant acceleration, if they aren’t accelerating, or if acceleration changes with time. I have all my data, equations, and final numbers I just can't tell what the centripetal acceleration is doing. Does it stay constant? or does it change with time? 2. Relevant equations (ὠ^2)(r) = ac 3. The attempt at a solution Here is my prediction: (4.2^2)(.24m) = 4.21 rad/s^2 = ac The actual fit number I came up with is 4.85 rad/s^2 and this was the average of a chart of average accelerations found from recorded different x and y values as a platform rotated around. I just can't tell if it is constant, changing with time, or 0. Thanks for the help.