Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 5 - For Thought and Discussion: 6

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Recall: $F_{c} = \frac{v^2}{r} $ and $v = \omega r$. Substituting gives: $F_{c} = \omega^2 r$ Thus, the closer the child is to the center, the easier it is to stand up, for the centripetal force will be lower.
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