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How would I go about solving a problem like this? About acceleration

  1. Mar 30, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A cyclist rounds a corner. Draw a vector diagram and calculate the acceleration.

    2. Relevant equations
    a=v/t? not too sure.

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Mar 30, 2009 #2
    i uno, i suck at physics but.. when you "round" a corner.. your acceleration changes does it not? so.. i'm assuming you're like looking for the average acceleration lol i uno either jus tmy guess =)
  4. Mar 30, 2009 #3


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    Close. Instead try
    a = Δv / Δt
    and keep in mind that a and v are vectors.
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