# Angular kinematics

1. Nov 16, 2006

### jesuslovesu

A wheel rotates about a fixed axis. Initial angular velocity of 20 rad/s.
During a 5 s interval the ang. velocity increases to 40 rad/s. (const angular acceleration) How many radians does the wheel turn in 5 s?

Having a bit of trouble, not quite sure why...
so I start out with
w = w0 + at
40 = 20 + a*5
a = 4

w^2 = w0^2 + 2*4*theta

I thought that was the correct answer, however, that's not one of the choices. Anyone see what I'm doing wrong?

2. Nov 16, 2006

### moose

I also have 150 radians... Are you sure you wrote the question word for word, or maybe there is an answer in degrees or something? It's also possible the book/test/homework/quiz/whatever it is, is wrong.

3. Nov 16, 2006