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A space station shaped like a giant wheel has a radius of 105 m and a moment of inertia of 5.03 108 kgm2. A crew of 150 are living on the rim, and the station's rotation causes the crew to experience an apparent free-fall acceleration of g (Fig. P10.44). When 100 people move to the center of the station for a union meeting, the angular speed changes. Assume that the average mass for each inhabitant is 65.0 kg. What apparent free-fall acceleration is experienced by the managers remaining at the rim?

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