Rotational Dynamics 8.6: Additional Problem 5

Description

An puck resting on an air hockey table is attached to a string and given an initial tangential push such that it travels in a circle at constant speed. 

Question

What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the puck (position is in meters and time is in seconds)? Start     Help

Answer

1.5 m/s2.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 8-2, Giancoli-SE: 10-2.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Wolfgang Christian.

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