(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A disk with a radial line painted on it is mounted on an axle perpendicular to it and running through its center. It is initially at rest, with the line at theta 0 = -90°. The disk then undergoes constant angular acceleration. After accelerating for 3.1 s, the reference line has been moved part way around the circle (in a counterclockwise direction) to theta f = 130°.

Given this information, what is the angular speed of the disk after it has traveled one complete revolution (when it returns to its original position at -90°)?

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here is my work:

360-130=230 degrees.

130(pi/180)=2.26 radians

230(pi/180)=4.014 radians

theta=Wot + at^2 /2

4.014 = a (9.61)/2

9.61a = 8.09

a1=.84 radians

2.26/3.1 = .73 rad/s

a2=.73 radians

.84 + .73 = 1.57 rad/s

I found the acceleration of the first 130 degrees; the acceleration of the last 230 degrees, added them, but my answer is wrong. any idea why?

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# Homework Help: Angular acceleration of an axle

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