# What is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration of the plane?

A small plane makes a complete horizontal circle with a diameter of 6564m in 2.0 minutes. What is the magnitude of the centripetal acceleration of the plane?

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- oubaasLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
period T = 2*60 = 120 sec

centripetal acceleration ac :

ac = ω ^2*r = (2PI)^2/T^2*6564/2 = 39.5/(1.44*10^4)*3.282*10^3 = 9.00 m/sec^2

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