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An amusement park ride carries riders in a horizontal circle with radius 5m.

1) If the centripetal acc. is limited to .4 g for safety, what is the max tangential speed?

2) If the tangential speed is doubled, what is the new acceleration?

2. Relevant equations

A= v^2/r

3. The attempt at a solution

1) (.4g(5m))^(1/2)

max speed = 1.41 m/s

2) A = 2root2 m/s / 5m = 1.6 m/s^2

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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

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