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Homework Help: Angular Acceleration

  1. Oct 28, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A wheel accelerates with constant angular acceleration of 6 rad/22. If the initial angular velocity is 6 rad/s. what is the angle in degrees that the wheel rotates through in 2 seconds?

    2. Relevant equations

    360 degrees = 2pi radians

    3. The attempt at a solution

    6*2pi = 37.699

    Can it really be that simple?
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  3. Oct 28, 2008 #2


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    No. For one thing, the wheel is accelerating. That is important, you can't just ignore it. Make a list of what you know, and apply the appropriate equation to find what you don't know.
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