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Homework Help: Angular velocity and acceleration

  1. Feb 1, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The block moves to the left with a constant velocity v.

    a)determine the distance x as a function of Q .
    b)determine the Angular velocity as a function of Q
    c)determine the Angular acceleration as a function of Q

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    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Here is how i find the distance x. tagQ=a/x -> x=a/tagQ .
    Can anybody help me a little bit how to find b). Is it enough just to find the 1-st and 2-nd derivative of x in order to find velocity and acceleration ?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. Feb 2, 2010 #2
    Can anyone give me a little hint ?
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