Find the linear speed of the bottom of a test tube in a centrifuge if the centripetal acceleration there is 52,000 times the acceleration of gravity. The distance from the axis of rotation to the bottom of the test tube is 7.5 cm.
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A test tube filled with a content is rotated in a centrifuge. The centripetal acceleration is provided. We are going to find the linear speed of the bottom of the test tube.
The centripetal acceleration acp = 52,000 g
The acceleration due to gravity g = 9.8 m/s2
The distance between the bottom of the test tube and the axis of rotation r = 7.5 cm or 0.075 m