Problem Statement: ME Board April 1996
A cyclist on a circular track of radius r = 800 feet is traveling at 27 fps. His speed in the tangential direction increases at the rate of 3 fps^2. What is the cyclist’s total acceleration?
- A. 2.8 fps2
- B. 3.1 fps2
- C. 3.8 fps2
- D. 4.2 fps2
The cyclist’s total acceleration is 3.1 fps2.
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