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 #1/5 Hz#, by how much will the centripetal force applied by the tracks change by?

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May 26, 2017

Answer:

The change in centripetal force is #=4.74N#

Explanation:

The centripetal force is

#F=mr omega^2#

mass is #m=2kg#

radius #r=2/3m#

#Delta omega=(1/2-1/5)*2pi=(3/5pi)rads^-1#

The variation in centripetal force is

#DeltaF=mr(Delta omega)^2#

#=2*2/3*(3/5pi)^2#

#=4.74N#