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Centripetal Acceleration Calculator
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Centripetal Acceleration Calculator is an online tool for calculating Centripetal Acceleration easily. It takes the inputs and calculates the Centripetal Acceleration, so it is handy for solving problems requiring Centripetal Acceleration Calculations.
 

Step by Step Calculation

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Step 1 :  

Centripetal Acceleration Formula: 


Centripetal Acceleration:  a = v2/r 


Radius:  r = v2/a 


Velocity:  v = square root of (a*r)



Step 2 :  

State the equation you plan to use and plug in the values.



Example Problems

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  1. A bus moving at a speed of 42 m/s moves around a circle with a radius of 30 m. Calculate the acceleration of the bus?


    Step 1 :  

    Given that: radius(r) = 30m, velocity(v) = 42 m/s and acceleration(a) = ?



    Step 2 :  

    Centripetal Acceleration(a) = v2/r


                                = (42)2 / 30


                                = 58.8



    Answer  :  

    Centripetal Acceleration(a) = 58.8 m/s2



  2. A tyre is running around a circle with a radius of 4 m and 14 m/s2 of centripetal acceleration. Calculate the speed of the tyre? 


    Step 1 :  

    Given that: radius(r) = 4m, centripetal acceleration(a) = 14 m/s2 and velocity(v) = ?



    Step 2 :  

    Velocity(v) = square root of (a*r)


                =  square root of (14*4)


                = 7.483



    Answer  :  

    Velocity(v) = 7.483 m/s



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