If the huge beetle has a mass of 8.0 kg, find his centripetal acceleration ac. D) What is the average centripetal force Fc on the beetle?
- husoskiLv 71 month ago
The centripetal acceleration for circular motion at a constant speed v and radius r is:
a = v^2 / r
The mass isn't used for that. You'll need to find the speed and radius in the problem to get a value for that acceleration.
The force needed to produce that acceleration is given by Newton's 2nd law:
F = ma
Once you know the acceleration (in m/s^2 units), multiply by m=8 kg to get force in newtons.