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Name: Centripetal Acceleration
ID: m42084
Language: English (en)
  • Establish the expression for centripetal acceleration.
  • Explain the centrifuge.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Centrifuge, Centripetal acceleration, Human centrifuges, Ultra centrifuge
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
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Latest version: 1.6 (history)
First publication date: Dec 21, 2011 12:23 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Oct 15, 2012 3:27 pm -0500


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Version: 1.7 Feb 19, 2014 12:54 pm -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
added magnitudes and hyphen to exercises (errata)

Version: 1.6 Oct 15, 2012 3:27 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer Currently viewing this version.
problems and exercises modified (deleted {a} in ship ride question)

Version: 1.5 Jun 20, 2012 9:45 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
post W&N QA

Version: 1.4 Jun 13, 2012 1:26 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.3 Jun 6, 2012 12:59 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 Apr 30, 2012 4:38 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Dec 21, 2011 12:24 pm -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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