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Homework Help: Angular velocity help

  1. Oct 24, 2005 #1
    angular velocity help!!!!!!!

    Hi, I need help with the following 2 questions. My answers have *********
    next to them. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

    1. A disk is rotating at a constant rate about a vertical axis through its center. Point Q is twice as far from the center of the disk as point P is. The angular velocity of Q at a given time is
    a) twice as big as P's
    b) the same as P's *******************
    c) half as big as P's
    d) none of the above

    i belive it's the same as P's, since and poing on radius r, has the same velocity on any point on the radius line.

    2. When a disk rotates counterclockwise at a constant rate about a vertical axis through its center, the tangential acceleration of a point on the rim is
    a) positive.
    b) zero. *******************
    c) negative.
    d) impossible to determine without more information.

    i belive it's zero, since it's rotating at a constant rate, which means the acceleration is zero.

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2005
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  3. Oct 24, 2005 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    According to the PF Global Guidelines (to which you agreed), you have to show your work before you can receive help.
  4. Oct 24, 2005 #3
    work is show to my answers.
  5. Oct 25, 2005 #4
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