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Homework Help: Circular motion

  1. Nov 26, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A subaru and a Dodge Ram are both making the same turn at the same speed. The Dodge Ram has twice the mass of the Subaru.
    A.)Which vehicle has the largest centripetal acceleration?
    Choices(pick 1): subaru, dodge ram, same
    B.)Is the centripetal force acting on the Dodge Ram Smaller, larger or the same as the centripetal force acting on the subaru.?
    Choices(pick 1): smaller, larger, same

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Can someone explain what a centripetal force and centripetal acceleration is? Then I'll try to answer.
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  3. Nov 26, 2007 #2


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