physics

posted by .

During an Olympic bobsled run, the Jamaican team makes a turn of radius 7.6 m at a speed of 96.6 km/h. What is their acceleration in terms of g?

  • physics -

    Compare V^2/R (their acceleration) to g.

    Before using the formula, convert the 96.6 km/h speed to m/s by multiplying by the appropriate factors, 1000 m/km and 1/3600 h/s.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    At t = 0, an automobile traveling north begins to make a turn. It follows one-quarter of the arc of a circle of radius 10.9 m until, at t = 1.56 s, it is traveling east. The car does not alter its speed during the turn. Find the car's …
  2. physics

    At t = 0, an automobile traveling north begins to make a turn. It follows one-quarter of the arc of a circle of radius 9.3 m until, at t = 1.38 s, it is traveling east. The car does not alter its speed during the turn. (a) Find the …
  3. physics

    At t = 0, an automobile traveling north begins to make a turn. It follows one-quarter of the arc of a circle of radius 9.3 m until, at t = 1.38 s, it is traveling east. The car does not alter its speed during the turn. (a) Find the …
  4. physics

    During an Olympic bobsled run, the Jamaican team makes a turn of radius 7.9 m at a speed of 97.4 km/h. What is their accelaration in g-units?
  5. Physics

    At t = 0, an automobile traveling north begins to make a turn. It follows one-quarter of the arc of a circle of radius 10.1 m until, at t = 1.52 s, it is traveling east. The car does not alter its speed during the turn. (a) Find the …
  6. Physics

    The speed of a bobsled is increasing because it has an acceleration of 2.4 m/s2. At a given instant in time, the forces resisting the motion, including kinetic friction and air resistance, total 450 N. The mass of the bobsled and its …
  7. physics

    In the first 3.8 seconds of a bobsled run, the 57 kg sled is pushed until it reaches a speed of 1.1 m/s. The flat surface has a coefficient of friction of 0.06. What is the acceleration of the sled in this time?
  8. physics

    At t = 0, an automobile traveling north begins to make a turn. It follows one-quarter of the arc of a circle of radius 10.1 m until, at t = 1.64 s, it is traveling east. The car does not alter its speed during the turn. (a) Find the …
  9. physics

    A 75 kg bobsled is pushed along a horizontal surface by two athletes. After the bobsled is pushed a distance of 4.5 m starting from an initial speed of 1.2 m/s, its speed is 6.0 m/s. What is the change in kinetic energy?
  10. physics

    A 82 kg runner with a speed of 5.6 m/s makes a sharp turn with a radius of 1.1 m to avoid a collision. What is the magnitude of the frictional force (in N) the ground exerts on the runner during the turn?

More Similar Questions