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Homework Help: Centripetal Force,

  1. May 24, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An Airplane is flying ina horizontal circle at a speed of 141 m/s. The 94.2 Kg pilot does not want his radial acceleration to exceed 8.88 g.

    What is the minimum radius of the circular path?

    2. Relevant equations

    v^2/r
    Fnet = M x A

    3. The attempt at a solution

    141^2 / .00888 kg?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 24, 2010 #2
    Just try equating f=ma with your centripetal force. Then re-arrange for r. Think about what 8.88g is interns of acceleration
     
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