What is the purpose of the spin cycle of a washing machine? Explain in terms of acceleration components.
Solution 7DQ Step 1 of 1: The purpose of a spin cycle of a washing machine is to remove water from clothes. The drum of radius, R, rotating with speed, v, will have a centripetal acceleration v2 a = R which is provided by a centripetal force, acting toward the centre of the drum, which in turn has an equal and opposite reaction force i.e centrifugal force. The inertia of the clothes and the water particles causes them to keep moving in a straight line, that with the combination of the reaction force, causes them to move around the edge of the drum and the water particles move out through the holes in the drum, which then fly off at a tangent to the drum's rotation.
Textbook: University Physics
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
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