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Homework Help: Rotational Frequency

  1. Nov 10, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A space stationwith a 120m diameter rotates to provide an artificial gravity of 3.00 m/s^2. Find the rotational frequency of the wheel (in reloutions per minute) that will produce this effect.


    2. Relevant equations

    VT=2pir

    f=1/T

    3. The attempt at a solution

    VT=2pi60
    VT=376.99
    but i dont know how to get T (the period) by itself if i dont know the velocity.
     
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  3. Nov 10, 2008 #2

    hage567

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    Look up centripetal acceleration. You need to apply that to your problem.
     
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