Posted by **madison** on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:22pm.

(part 1)

An athlete whirls an 8.1 kg hammer tied to the end of a 1.4 m chain in a horizontal circle. The hammer moves at the rate of 0.597 rev/s.

What is the centripetal acceleration of the hammer? Assume his arm length is included in the length given for the chain.

Answer in units of m/s2

(part 2)

What is the tension in the chain? Answer in units of N

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