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How fast must a centrifuge rotate for acceleration of 79000 g?

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How fast (in rpm) must a centrifuge rotate if a particle 8.06 cm from the axis of rotation is to experience an acceleration of 79000 g?

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The acceleration experienced by a particle in a centrifuge is the centripetal acceleration. (Any object travelling in a circle is accelerating, since its direction - and therefore its velocity - is always changing).

The magnitude of the centripetal acceleration depends on the speed of the particle (v) and its distance from the axis of ...

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