# A model train, with a mass of 2 kg, is moving on a circular track with a radius of 2/3 m. If the train's rate of revolution changes from 1/2 Hz to 6/5 Hz, by how much will the centripetal force applied by the tracks change by?

Jan 1, 2018

The change in centripetal force is $= 62.6 N$

#### Explanation:

The centripetal force is

$F = \frac{m {v}^{2}}{r} = m r {\omega}^{2} N$

The mass of the train, $m = \left(2\right) k g$

The radius of the track, $r = \left(\frac{2}{3}\right) m$

The frequencies are

${f}_{1} = \left(\frac{1}{2}\right) H z$

${f}_{2} = \left(\frac{6}{5}\right) H z$

The variation in centripetal force is

$\Delta F = {F}_{2} - {F}_{1}$

${F}_{1} = m r {\omega}_{1}^{2} = m r \cdot {\left(2 \pi {f}_{1}\right)}^{2} = 2 \cdot \frac{2}{3} \cdot {\left(2 \pi \cdot \frac{1}{2}\right)}^{2} = 13.2 N$

${F}_{2} = m r {\omega}_{2}^{2} = m r \cdot {\left(2 \pi {f}_{2}\right)}^{2} = 2 \cdot \frac{2}{3} \cdot {\left(2 \pi \cdot \frac{6}{5}\right)}^{2} = 75.8 N$

$\Delta F = {F}_{1} - {F}_{2} = 75.8 - 13.2 = 62.6 N$