# Angular acceleration, is my method correct?

## Homework Statement

A Pulley has mass M=4 kg and radius R=0.4 m. Assume that it is a uniform solid disk so that its moment of inertia is I= .5MR^2. A massless cord is wrapped around it and a tension force Ft is applied. The pulley starts from rest. After the tension force has been applied for 6 seconds, the angular speed has reached T=60 rads/s.

## Homework Equations

a.) What is the pulley's angular acceleration?

b.) What is the linear (tangential) acceleration of a point on the rim of the pulley?

## The Attempt at a Solution

a.) V=(2*pi*R)/T
V= .418 m/s

w=v/r
w=1.045 rads/sec

angular acceleration= w2-w1/t2-t1
= (1.045-0)/(6-0)
= .15 rads/s^2

b.) Tangential acceleration= r*alpha
=.o2 m/s^2

Can anyone please tell me if this is correct?? Thank you thank you!

## Answers and Replies

LowlyPion
Homework Helper
Consider that it is uniform acceleration and

ω = a*t

a) is given simply by

60 = a*6 or a = 10 rad/sec2

b) would be determined by the same method you used.