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# Name:_______________________________________Date:_____________Period:__________

P152
Centripetal Force and Ninjas
1. Sketch a diagram of an object in uniform
circular motion. Draw and label: velocity, force,
and acceleration.

2. If the centripetal force required to keep an
object following a circular path is too great and the
string, chain, track (rollercoaster track, maybe),
etc. breaks, sketch the path that the object will
follow (assume there is no gravity).

3. A ninja swings some 4kg nunchucks in a circle as
they attack a horde of zombies. If the radius of the
circle is 0.5 meters and the nunchucks swing
around 4 times per second
What is the velocity of the nunchuck?

What is the acceleration of the nunchuck?

How many gs?

What is the centripetal force required?

4. After defeating the zombies, the ninja must
defend itself against a crew of pirates. The ninja
uses a 20kg ball and chain to attack the pirates. If
the ball and chain is swung in a circle with a
circumference of 10m at 1 revolution per second
What is the velocity of the ball and chain?

What is the acceleration of the ball and chain?

How many gs?

What is the centripetal force required?

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P152
5. After destroying the crew of pirates, the ninja
must escape over a wall, using their rope and 5kg
climbing hook (kaginawa). The kaginawa is swung
around in a circle with a radius of 0.75 meters, 2
times per second.
What is the velocity of the kaginawa?

What is the acceleration of the kaginawa?

How many gs?

What is the centripetal force required?

6. Once over the wall, the ninja lands between a
mother bear and her two cubs. The mother bear
threatens to attack and the ninja begins to defend
itself using a 15kg sickle and chain weapon known
as a kusarigama. If this weapon is capable of a
velocity of 15m/s, with a radius of 2.5 meters
What is the centripetal force?

What force would the chain need to withstand if
the radius was reduced to 1.25m?

The kusarigama chain is old and breaks at 1000N.
How fast was the weapon spinning if the radius
when it broke was 1.25m?

7. The mother bear is distracted as the weapon in
question #6 is flying through the air. How long will
it take for the weapon to hit the ground if the ninja
was swinging it horizontally 2.1 meters above the
ground? Show your work

8. With the bear distracted, the ninja begins to
run at 8m/s away, how far does he run before the
bear starts to chase him? Show your work