October 26th, 2017, 02:40 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2017 From: Oregon Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Centripetal Force Equation difficulties
I'm having trouble working this equation. Constants: Mass: 0.138kg Calibration Mass: .050kg Dependent: radius We ran trials on a centripetal apparatus with varying radii and timed the rotation period, then plotted T^2 and radius, found best fit line, and then slope. Slope = 16 Measured centripetal force= .050*9.8 = .490 N What I am having trouble is applying the Cent Force formula F=4(pi^2)rM/T^2 to solve for T^2. Last edited by hexrei; October 26th, 2017 at 03:19 PM. 
October 26th, 2017, 05:14 PM  #2 
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