# The speed of a point moving uniformly around a circle is 5 m / s. Find the centripetal acceleration

January 31, 2021 | education

| **The speed of a point moving uniformly around a circle is 5 m / s. Find the centripetal acceleration if the radius of the circle is 1m.**

To calculate the centripetal acceleration of a given point, we will use the formula: ac = V ^ 2 / R.

Values of variables: V – constant point speed (V = 5 m / s); R is the radius of the circle (R = 1 m).

Calculation: ac = V ^ 2 / R = 5 ^ 2/1 = 25 m / s2.

Answer: A) the given point moves with a centripetal acceleration of 25 m / s2.