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Physics Homework Problem: Linear speed and Centripetal Acceleration

  1. Oct 24, 2004 #1
    The front and rear sprockets on a bicycle have radii of 9.00 and 5.10 cm, respectively. The angular speed of the front sprocket is 8.60 rad/s.

    (a) Determine the linear speed (in cm/s) of the chain as it moves between the sprockets.
    cm/s
    (b) Determine the centripetal acceleration (in cm/s2) of the chain as it passes around the rear sprocket.
    cm/s2
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2004 #2
    Shawonna23, can you show what reasoning you already made to solve these questions ? How do you understand the questions, what formula's do you intend to use, what values you think you should use, ....

    Greetz,
    Leo
     
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