Posted by **Jade** on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 10:27pm.

what is the angular speed, in rad/s, of a point on the surface of Jupiter at latitude 72 degrees N?

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**drwls**, Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 10:35pm
It would be 2 pi divided by the rotation period of Jupiter, in seconds. Although Jupiter is not a rigid body, the differences between rotational speeds at different latitudes or "shear" is not large.

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**drwls**, Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 10:37pm
For the Jupiter rotation period, see http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/jupiter/statistics.html

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