After picking up passengers, a train accelerates uniformly until its speed is 100 km/hr at t= 300 s. If during this time it is traveling on a planar path that approximates the circle and line shown in the figure, find the magnitude of the train's acceleration when (a) t = 1 min and (b) t = 2 min.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

link to figure:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b346/lopezjose/IMG00264-20100502-0017.jpg

I'm not sure what frame of reference to use and how to start this problem

normal acceleration is v^2/r

tangental acceleration is ds/dt

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