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A space station is shaped like a ring and rotates to simulate gravity. If the radius of the space station is 140 m, at what frequency must it rotate so that it simulates Earth's gravity?

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    Require that R w^2 = g

    w is the angular velocity in radians per second and R is the radius. Solve for w.

    Divide w by 2 pi to get revolutions per second.

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