# Centripetal Acceleration Rotor

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A centrifuge rotor is accelerated from rest to 20,000 rpm in 5.0 min:

(a) What is the current angular speed (omega) in rad/sec?

(b) What is the angular acceleration (alpha)rad/sec^2?

(c) If the centrifuge is modeled as a cylinder of radius 0.10 m and mass 2.0 kg,

what torque is applied to make it spin?

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A centrifuge rotor is accelerated from rest to 20,000 rpm in 5.0 min:

(a) What is the current ...

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The solution determines the current angular speed in rad/sec and angular acceleration.

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