Posted by Nancy on .
A 0.500 kg particle moves in a circle of R=0.0150 m at constant speed. The time for 20 complete revolutions is 31.7 s. What is the period T of the motion? What is the speed of the particle? What is the centripetal acceleration of the particle? What is the centripetal force on the particle?

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bobpursley,
This is pretty simple and straightforward, and I am wondering what your question is.
You are given period: T=31.7s/20
Speed = distance/time=2PI*R/T
Centripetal acceleration? speed^2/R
Frankly, your teacher is to easy. 
Physics 
Nancy,
Sorry just relearning after 30+ years.I had part of it answered however, the 4th and 5th question info was pertaining to questions 3 and 4 so I had to ask the question from the beginning. My answer was T = 1.585 s.
for speed I calc 0.942/1.585s=0.594...right?
my real problem was I thought Ac of particle...use Ac= v2/r? Right? And not sure on force...Thanks 
Physics 
bobpursley,
force=mass*centripetal acceleration

Physics 
Nancy,
Ok so F=MA thanks, I do appreciate especially since I am going to 35th reunion and went back to school. Much harder than I remembered. Again thanks