A bicyclist of mass 112 kg rides in a circle at a speed of 8.9 m/s. If the radius of the circle is 15.5 m, what is the centripetal force on the bicyclist ?

We have the following data:

Centripetal Force = ? (Newton)

m (mass) = 112 Kg

s (speed) = 8.9 m/s

R (radius) = 15.5 m

Formula:

Solving:

Answer:

The centripetal force on the bicyclist is approximately 572.36 N

The centripetal force, Fc, is calculated through the equation, Fc = mv²/r where m is the mass,v is the velocity, and r is the radius. Substituting the known values, Fc = (112 kg)(8.9 m/s)² / (15.5 m) = 572.36 N Therefore, the centripetal force of the bicyclist is approximately 572.36 N.