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Centripetal force

  1. Feb 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An 80 kg pilot, makes a loop the loop in a jet, the jet maintains a constant speed of 305 m/s and the radius of the loop is 1.900km. What is the apparent weiht that the pilot feels( Force) at the bottom of the loop the loop.

    2. Relevant equations
    F= ma or F= mg

    3. The attempt at a solution
    First I solved for omega w=0.1605, then I solved for Acp=0.0000136
    the Force the pilot feels at the bottom of the loop would be
    mg+ Acp or is this wrong?
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 19, 2009 #2
    I figured out what I was doing wrong, I calculated the Acp wrong.
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