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Angular acceleration and angular velocity

by John78
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Mar15-12, 07:44 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Calculate the angular acceleration and angular velocity of a 4 kg object rotating in a circle of 3 m radius in a time of 6 s.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Angular acceleration = ω2*r

C=2∏r= 2*3.14*3=18.84
360/57.3=6.28 rad/s
6.28/6= 2.09 rad/sec

Angular acceleration= (2.09)2*3=12.54???????

Angular velocity= angular displacement/time ????

I just want to check whether my working is correct or not.
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Mar15-12, 07:57 PM
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Nope.Its not right.

Remember, angular acceleration is dw/dt.

The acceleration w^2*r is centripetal accelwration.

Infact writing angular acceleration as w^2*r is dimemsionally inconsistent.

As nothing had been told about how w changes with time nothing can be said about angular acceleration.

In such cases w is assumed to be constant making angular acceleration 0
Mar16-12, 06:14 AM
P: 21
angular acceleration = 0

what about angular velocity?

Mar16-12, 07:14 AM
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Angular acceleration and angular velocity

Hi John78!
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angular acceleration = 0
what about angular velocity?
Your formula
Angular velocity= angular displacement/time
is fine

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