bullet Question 1: Centripetal Acceleration for ICE and TGV trains

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The TGV train travels at about 300 km/h while the ICE train travels at about 280 km/h. What is the minimal radius for a track curve in order for the passengers of the ICE train not to undergo a centripetal acceleration greater than 0.6g? What is the centripetal acceleration that the TGV passengers would feel in such a track?

 

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by Luis F. Sez, Ph. D.    Comments and Suggestions: LSaez@dallaswinwin.com