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Plant Growth

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Homework Statement


A biologist studying plant growth and wants to stimulate a gravitational field stronger than the Earth's. She places the plants on a horizontal rotating table in her laboratory (on Earth) at a distance of 42.3 cm from the axis of rotation. What angular speed will give the plants an effective gravitational field , geff, of magnitude 1.95 g? [Hint: Remember to account for Earth's gravitational field as well as the artificial gravity when finding the effective gravitational field.


Homework Equations


a=w^2r



The Attempt at a Solution


sq rt (a/r)=w
sq rt (1.95g/.423)=w=6.72 rad/sec
This is wrong according to my text. How do i do this problem?
 

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Homework Statement


A biologist studying plant growth and wants to stimulate a gravitational field stronger than the Earth's. She places the plants on a horizontal rotating table in her laboratory (on Earth) at a distance of 42.3 cm from the axis of rotation. What angular speed will give the plants an effective gravitational field , geff, of magnitude 1.95 g? [Hint: Remember to account for Earth's gravitational field as well as the artificial gravity when finding the effective gravitational field.


Homework Equations


a=w^2r



The Attempt at a Solution


sq rt (a/r)=w
sq rt (1.95g/.423)=w=6.72 rad/sec
This is wrong according to my text. How do i do this problem?
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