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Homework Statement
A centrifuge is a laboratory device used for spinning samples of material. In a blood centrifuge, a test tube is inserted at an angle θ=32.0° with respect to the vertical and the whole sample is spun at high speed. For a typical test that is l= 15.9 cm long and is spun in a centrifuge at a rate of 4316 rotations per minute, what is the centripetal acceleration experienced by the sample at a point x=9.93 cm from the rotation axis, as measured along the test tube? Express your answer in units of the standard gravity g. Thus, if your answer is 19.62 m/s2 = 2.00×9.81 m/s2, you would enter 2.00 into the box.
Homework Equations
a=v^{2}/r
T=2πr/f
v=d/t
The Attempt at a Solution
First, I found the period
T=2π(15.9)/(4316/60)=1.3888
v=2π(9.93)/1.3888=71.9
a=(71.9)^{2}/9.93
I dont think I did this correctly, as I didnt use the angle....
I have included a photo as well,
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