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Simulated gravitational acceleration

  1. May 29, 2008 #1
    you want to design a large, permanent space station so that no artificial gravity is necessary. you decide to shape it like a large coffee can of radius 322 m and rotate it about its central axis.
    A) what rotational speed would be required to simulate gravitaty?
    B)if an astronaut jogged in the direction of the rotation at 5 m/s, what is the simulated gravitational acceleration the astronaut would feel? answer in units of m/s^2
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  3. May 30, 2008 #2


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    The surface of this large cylinder will be moving in uniform circular motion. What acceleration is relevant in such situations? How do you calculate it?
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