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    An ultracentrifuge operates at a speed of 5.00x10^6 rpm. It contains test tubes filled with viruses. (a) what is the centripetal acceleration on a virus at a radial distance of 4.00 cm from the centrifuge's axis of rotation? (b) How does this acceleration compare with g, the acceleration due to gravity?

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    The uniform circular motion and centripetal acceleration is examined. The acceleration due to gravity is provided.

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