Posted by matt on Monday, January 28, 2008 at 6:38am.
a pulley with rotational inertia of 1.5 times 10 ^3 kg times m^2 about its axle and a radius of 15 cm is acted on by a force applied tangentially at its rim. The force magnitude varies in time as F=.5t + .3 t^2, where F is in newtons and t in seconds. The pulley is initiall at rest. At t=2s what is the angualr veloctiy?

physics  Christiaan, Monday, January 28, 2008 at 7:23am
First we calculate the torque.
t=rxF=r.F.sin(b) where is the angle between r and F (which in this case equals 90°).
So in this case t= r.F = 0,15m.F = 0.075t + 0.045t²
We also know that I = 1.5 . 10^3 kg.m²
and so we can calculate the angular acceleration (a) with the formula:
t = I.a
=> a = t/I = 50t + 30t²
Now, we need to find the angular velocity after 2 seconds. Since a=dw/dt (with w, the angular velocity), we can find the angular by taking the definite integral of a for t from 0 to 2
=> w = integral of 50t+30t² from 0 to 2=
(25.(2)²+10(2)^3)(25.(0)²+10(0)^3)= 1800 = 180
so the angular velocity after two seconds = 180 rad/s 
physics  ed, Monday, January 28, 2008 at 7:24am
thank you soooooooo much i really appreciate you taking your time to help