Angular deceleration of a circular saw blade

In summary, angular deceleration is the rate at which the angular velocity of a circular object decreases over time, measured in radians per second squared. It is caused by external forces such as friction and air resistance, and can be calculated by dividing the change in angular velocity by the change in time. Factors that can affect it include the mass, shape, and speed of the blade, as well as the material being cut and the condition of the saw's bearings. To reduce angular deceleration, it is important to minimize external forces and use a sharp and properly maintained blade, cut at a reasonable speed, and keep the saw's bearings in good condition. A more powerful motor and choosing the right blade can also help.
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Homework Statement
If a circular saw blade is spinning at a rate of 6.57 revolutions per second, what is the magnitude of the (constant) angular acceleration that needs to be applied on the saw blade to bring it to rest in 17.2 revolutions?
Relevant Equations
theta = no of revs * 2pi
w^2=2a(theta)
I tried the formula I showed up there but got 0.399 instead of 7.88rad/s^2.
 
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What number did you use for w?
 
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kuruman said:
What number did you use for w?
6.57rads/s
 
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Tikki said:
6.57rads/s
wait a min?
 
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Tikki said:
wait a min?
Yup, it is given in revolutions per second.
 
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1. What is angular deceleration?

Angular deceleration is the rate at which the angular velocity of an object decreases over time. In other words, it measures how quickly an object's rotational speed is slowing down.

2. How is angular deceleration different from linear deceleration?

Angular deceleration refers to the change in rotational speed, while linear deceleration refers to the change in linear speed. Angular deceleration is measured in radians per second squared, while linear deceleration is measured in meters per second squared.

3. How is angular deceleration of a circular saw blade calculated?

The angular deceleration of a circular saw blade can be calculated using the formula: α = (ωf - ωi)/t, where α is the angular deceleration, ωf is the final angular velocity, ωi is the initial angular velocity, and t is the time taken for the change to occur.

4. What factors can affect the angular deceleration of a circular saw blade?

The angular deceleration of a circular saw blade can be affected by various factors such as the mass of the blade, the sharpness of the teeth, the density of the material being cut, and the speed at which the blade is rotating.

5. How can angular deceleration of a circular saw blade be reduced?

There are several ways to reduce the angular deceleration of a circular saw blade, including using a sharper blade, reducing the speed of the saw, and using a blade with a larger diameter. Additionally, regularly maintaining the saw and replacing worn parts can also help reduce angular deceleration.

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