A .2kg ball travels in a circle of r=1m, one revolution every second, what is the acceleration.
What would happen to the force and acceleration if you double the speed?
The Attempt at a Solution
2∏1m x ≈ 6.3m
Speed of the ball = 6.3m/s
a = (6.3^2)/1 = 40m/s
Fnet = .2kg 40m/s = 8N
The solutions manual says that the Fnet and and a would QUADRUPLE if the speed is doubled. Why the heck would it quadruple?
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