# An athlete rotates a 1.00-kg discus along a circular path of radius 1.06 m. The maximum speed of the discus is 20.0 m/s. Determine the magnitude of the maximum radial acceleration of the discus in m/s^2.

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An athlete rotates a 1.00-kg discus along a circular path of radius 1.06 m. The maximum speed of the discus is 20.0 m/s. Determine the magnitude of the maximum radial acceleration of the discus in m/s^2.

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Step 1

It is given that m=1.00 kg discus moves along a circular path having radius r = 1.06 m.

To achieve the maximum radial acceleration (amax), it must have the maximum tangential speed (vmax).

Step 2

Maximum radial acceleration is related to maximum tangential speed by the following:

Step 3

Substitute the ...

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