What is the Radial Acceleration

In summary, to calculate the radial acceleration of a point on the surface of a planet with a radius of 5.53 x 10^6 m and a rotation period of 24.3 hours, we use the formula (4Pi^2R/T^2). By plugging in the given values, we can find the radial acceleration.
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Consider a planet of radius 5.53 106 m with a rotation period of 24.3 hours. Compute the radial acceleration of a point on the surface of the planet at the equator due to its rotation about its axis.

What is the Radial Acceleration.


the formula I have is (4Pi^2R/T^2)
 
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Sorry, but what is the radius? 5.53106m? I don't understand what you wrote.
 
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I think Sunnie means the radius is 5.53 x 10^6 m.
 
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Sunnie said:
Consider a planet of radius 5.53 106 m with a rotation period of 24.3 hours. Compute the radial acceleration of a point on the surface of the planet at the equator due to its rotation about its axis.

What is the Radial Acceleration.


the formula I have is (4Pi^2R/T^2)

If the equation you have given is the correct one for solving this problem then is it not just a case of plugging your values into the equation.

[tex]\frac{4\pi^{2r}}{t^2}[/tex]

Your value for r is [tex]5.53\times10^{6}[/tex]

Your value for t is 24.3 hours.
 

Related to What is the Radial Acceleration

What is the Radial Acceleration?

The radial acceleration is a measure of the rate at which an object changes its direction while moving in a circular path.

How is Radial Acceleration different from Tangential Acceleration?

Radial acceleration and tangential acceleration are two components of the total acceleration of an object moving in a circular path. Radial acceleration refers to the change in direction, while tangential acceleration refers to the change in speed.

What is the formula for Radial Acceleration?

The formula for radial acceleration is a = v^2/r, where "a" is the radial acceleration, "v" is the tangential velocity, and "r" is the radius of the circular path.

What is the unit of measurement for Radial Acceleration?

The unit of measurement for radial acceleration is meters per second squared (m/s^2).

How is Radial Acceleration related to Centripetal Acceleration?

Radial acceleration and centripetal acceleration are mathematically equivalent. Centripetal acceleration is the net acceleration towards the center of a circular path, while radial acceleration is the component of that acceleration in a direction perpendicular to the tangential velocity.

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