Posted by **Jackson Kerr** on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 5:45pm.

Each of the space shuttle's main engines is fed liquid hydrogen by a high-pressure pump. Turbine blades inside the pump rotate at 635 rev/s. A point on one of the blades traces out a circle with a radius of 0.021 m as the blade rotates.

(a) What is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration that the blade must sustain at this point?

(b) Express this acceleration as a multiple of g = 9.80m/s2.

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