Question: A rotating cylinder about 16 km in length and 8.0 km in diameter, is designed to be used as a space colony. With what angular speed must it rotate so that the residents on it will experience the same acceleration due to gravity on Earth?
The centripetal acceleration (radial direction) of a particle is equal to the square of its velocity divided by the radius of curvature of the path it is travelling. This is expressed as An = (v^2)/R. We want ...
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