Posted by Dan on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 5:10pm.
A car starts from rest on a curve with a radius of 150 m and accelerates at 1.50 m/s^2. How many revolutions will the car have gone through when the magnitude of its total acceleration is 3.20 m/s^2 ?

College Physics  bobpursley, Monday, October 4, 2010 at 5:18pm
total acceleration= sqrt(1.5^2+(v^2/r)^2)
3.2^21.5^2=(v^2/r)^2
solve for v^2/r
then,
angvelocity^2=2*angularacceleration*angulardisplacement
(V^2/r)1/r=2*1.50/r*angulardisplacement
solve for angular displacement, divide by 2PI to get revolutions