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Homework Help: Centripetal force vs period

  1. Oct 10, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    When plotting the centripetal force vs period graph, what goes on the x-axis and y-axis? I thought that since centripetal force does not depend on period, it goes on the x-axis, but now I'm not too sure.

    It also says plot Plot Fc as a function of T.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 10, 2012 #2
    there's a relationship between period, the velocity of the thing and the angular velocity

    remember that a = v^2/r for constant velocity in a circle
  4. Oct 10, 2012 #3
    If you double the period what happens to the velocity given the radius stays constant and thus what happens to the centripetal force?
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