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1. Do research to find out what artificial gravity is and how it is related to centripetal motion. Explain how artificial gravity could be created in a weightless environment and give a reason why we would want to do this.
The Attempt at a Solution
Artificial Gravity is a force that we use in order to replicate the effects of gravity in a scenario where the earth’s gravity is not available such as space. Artificial gravity relates to centripetal motion, considering the way it is created consists of the same concepts as centrifugal force. Artificial gravity is created with rotation, if we consider centrifugal force it really is the same concept, for example a rotor in an amusement park uses a similar concept it rotates you in a circle pushing you up against the wall of the ride as it spins you at a certain velocity in order to maintain its pull on you if you were to stand in the middle you wouldn’t be pulled you need to be in contact with rotating wall of the rotor ride physically in order to be pulled mimicking the effects of gravity. Space ships rely on this concept as well since you need to be in contact with the rotating ground in a space ship to feel the effects artificial gravity. The reason artificial gravity is needed, is for long expeditions into space, in order to counter “Weightlessness” on astronauts, which is hazardous to an astronauts health.