Mini-Quiz: Artificial Gravity Equations

by Ron Kurtus

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What linear acceleration would be needed to simulate a weight of 27 kg?

9.8 m/s2

27 m/s2

9.8 m/s

2. What is the equation of centrifugal force as a function of angular velocity?

F = mg

F = mω2r

F = mv2/r

3. As the radius of the spacecraft increases, what happen to the rotation speed?

The larger the radius, the slower the necessary rotation

The larger the radius, the faster the station must rotate

There is no relationship between the two

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Resources and references

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Artificial gravity - Wikipedia

Simulating Gravity in Space - From Batesville, Indiana HS Physics class

Artificial Gravity and the Architecture of Orbital Habitats - Theodore W. Hall - Space Future; detailed technical paper

Artificial Gravity - Technical resources from Theodore W. Hall -

The Physics of Artificial Gravity - Popular Science magazine

Simulated Gravity with Centripetal Force - Oswego City School District Exam Prep Center, New York

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