Centripetal (Radial) acceleration:
We have seen that both ladybugs have equal angular velocity.
Two ladybugs sit on a rotating disk, as shown in the figure (the ladybugs are at rest with respect to the surface of the disk and do not slip). (Figure 1) Ladybug 1 is halfway between ladybug 2 and the axis of rotation.
What is the ratio of the magnitude of the radial acceleration of ladybug 2 to that of ladybug 1?
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