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Problem: A cyclist competes in a one-lap race around a flat, circular course of radius 140m. Starting from rest and speeding up at a constant rate throughout the race, the cyclist covers the entire course in 60s. The mass of the bicycle (including the rider) is 76kg.b) Find , the magnitude of the net force acting on the cyclist at the finish line.

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Newton's second law:

$\overline{){\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{m}}{\mathbf{a}}}$

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A cyclist competes in a one-lap race around a flat, circular course of radius 140m. Starting from rest and speeding up at a constant rate throughout the race, the cyclist covers the entire course in 60s. The mass of the bicycle (including the rider) is 76kg.

b) Find , the magnitude of the net force acting on the cyclist at the finish line.