Homework Help: I dont understand how to find acceleration for the second part

1. Feb 15, 2013

Sneakatone

for the first two I used the equation a=v^2/r
but for the second part I dont know what it is asking for or how to approach it. is there an equation that goes with it?

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2. Feb 15, 2013

Sneakatone

the 1st two are wrong when I use a=v/r it is also wrong, and I converted km/h to m/s

3. Feb 15, 2013

tiny-tim

Hi Sneakatone!

a = v2/r should be correct.

How exactly did you get 74.3 and 197.7 ?

4. Feb 15, 2013

HallsofIvy

$$a= v^2/r$$ will give the acceleration due to the motion around the circle. The actual force the pilot experiences will be those plus or minus the weight of the pilot.

5. Feb 15, 2013

Sneakatone

105.5^2/150=74.2 m/s
172.22^2/150= 197.7 ms

6. Feb 15, 2013

tiny-tim

erm

it's not 150 !

7. Feb 15, 2013

Sneakatone

the diameter is 300 so 1/2 of it is 150 , thats where I got it. and then I tried using the whole diameter ans that is not right

8. Feb 15, 2013

tiny-tim

no, the diameter is 1000

9. Feb 15, 2013

Sneakatone

well sonb , I cant believe I didnt see that thanks!
now that we have that I still dont know how to do the second part.

10. Feb 15, 2013

tiny-tim

you mean the centripetal acceleration at the bottom?

same method

11. Feb 15, 2013

Sneakatone

would i use gravity and the magnitude?

12. Feb 15, 2013

tiny-tim

do you mean the third part?

yes, you have to take gravity into account

13. Feb 15, 2013

Sneakatone

Im thinking it would be something like 22.1-(1/2*9.82) because gravity is downward on a horizontal acceleration.?

14. Feb 15, 2013

tiny-tim

you're doing it again!

where do those figures come from?

15. Feb 15, 2013

Sneakatone

the way im thinkg of it is that the found acceleration which is 22.1 is being acted upon a down ward acceleration of gravity.

how would you do this?

16. Feb 15, 2013

tiny-tim

(i don't make it exactly 22.1)

where did the 1/2 come from?

has your professor taught you about rotating frames of reference, and centrifugal force? what do you know about them?

(i'm off to bed now :zzz:)

17. Feb 15, 2013

Sneakatone

I believe not , i dont even know which equation I should appy

18. Feb 15, 2013

Sneakatone

I belive not , I ont even know which equaton to apply.
it seems like w^2r is a possibility.

19. Feb 16, 2013

tiny-tim

(just got up :zzz:)

has your professor taught you about rotating frames of reference, and centrifugal force? what do you know about them?

2r and v2/r are the same, since v = ωr, even when ω isn't constant)