A wheel of 40cm radius rotates on a stationary axle. It isuniformly speeded up from rest to a speed of 900 rpm in a time of20s. Find (a) the constant angular acceleration of the wheel and(b) the tangential acceleration of a point of a point on itsrim.
physics - drwls, Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2:05am
(a) convert 900 rpm to radians per second and divide by 20s. That is usually called alpha, in radians/s^2
(b) tangential acceleration = R*(alpha)
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