Rotational Motion Physics Problem
posted by Amar on .
A car starts from rest on a curve with a radius of 150 and accelerates at 1.2.Through what angle will the car have traveled when the magnitude of its total acceleration is 2.2 ?

Given:R=150m,
tangential component of acceleration a(τ)=1.2 m/s²,
a=2.2 m/s²,
φ=?
a²=a(n)²+a(τ)²,
where a(n) is the normal( centripetal) component of acceleration.
a(n)= sqrt(a²a(τ)²) = sqrt(2.2²1.2²) = 1.84 m/s²
a(n)=ω²•R =>
ω² = a(n)/R
The angular acceleration ε= a(τ)/R.
From
φ=ε•t²/2
ω=ε•t,
we obtain
φ=ω²/2•ε= a(n)/2•a(τ)=
=1.84/2•1.2=0.77 rad.