What is the acceleration of an object that has a velocity of 18 m/s and is moving in a circle of radius 30m?
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What is the acceleration of an object that has a velocity of 18 m/s and is moving in a circle of radius 30m?
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1. User Answers Anonym
Acceleration = V^2/r = 18^2/ 30 = 10.8 m/s^2 
2. User Answers AL2006
Well, first of all, 18 m/s is the object's speed, but not its velocity.
Velocity consists of the object's speed AND direction, and this
particular object's direction is constantly changing, since it's
moving around a circle. So its velocity is constantly changing too.
Centripetal acceleration = (speed)² / (radius)
= (18 m/s)² / (30 m)
= (324 m²/s²) / (30 m)
= 10.8 m/s²
(about 1.1 G)