A model train, with a mass of #8 kg#, is moving on a circular track with a radius of #1 m#. If the train's rate of revolution changes from #5/8 Hz# to #1/4 Hz#, by how much will the centripetal force applied by the tracks change by?

1 Answer
May 12, 2017

Answer:

The change in centripetal force is #=11.1N#

Explanation:

The centripetal force is

#F=mr omega^2#

mass is #m=8kg#

radius #r=1m#

#Delta omega=(5/8-1/4)*2pi=(3/8pi)rads^-1#

The variation in centripetal force is

#DeltaF=mr(Delta omega)^2#

#=8*1*(3/8pi)^2#

#=11.1N#