Wednesday

October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014

Posted by **Alphonse** on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 2:10am.

[Note: If it helps you, for sake of definiteness, you may take the wheel to be rotating clockwiseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ though this is immaterial.]

Â

a)Â Find the magnitude of the passenger's acceleration at that instant in m/s2.

b)Â What is the angle between the passenger's velocity vector and acceleration vector at that instant (in degrees)?

- Physics -
**Elena**, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 2:27amω₀=2πn₀=2π/33.2=0.19 rad/s

centripetal acceleration is a(cen) = ω₀²R=0.19²•42.2=1.52 m/s²

tangential acceleration is a(tan) =ε•R =0.0542•42.2=0.12 m/s²

acceleration is a=sqrt{ a(cen)²+a(tan)²}= sqrt{1.52²+0.12²}=1.525

α=arctan(a(tan)/a(cen)} =4.51°

the angle between the passenger's velocity vector and acceleration vector =90+4.51 =94.51°

- Physics -
**Alphonse**, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:21pmThank you very much!

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

physics - A Ferris wheel with radius 8.8 m rotates at a constant rate, ...

physics - A Ferris wheel with a radius of 9.61 m rotates at a constant rate, ...

Physics - A Ferris wheel with radius 11.0 m rotates at a constant rate, ...

Physics - A Ferris wheel with radius 9.8 m rotates at a constant rate, ...

Physics - A Ferris wheel with radius 9.8 m rotates at a constant rate, ...

Physics - A person with a mass of 76 kg is moving at a constant speed in a ...

trig - 1. A Ferris wheel with a radius of 7m makes one complete revolution every...

calculus - A Ferris wheel with a radius of 13 m is rotating at a rate of one ...

calculus - A Ferris wheel with a radius of 13 m is rotating at a rate of one ...

Physics - Fairgoers ride a Ferris wheel with a radius of 5.00 {\rm m} . The ...