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Homework Help: Angular velocity

  1. May 23, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Angular velocity

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

    The angular acceleration of a flywheel of a generator is given by

    a(t) = 6bt - 12ct2

    What is the angular velocity at t when the initial velocity is w0?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    w = w0 + at = w0 + 6bt2 - 12ct3

    This is wrong according to my book. Can't I use the same equations for angular motion as for linear motion?
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  3. May 23, 2008 #2


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    The equation you have written is for solving angular velocity when the angular acceleration is constant.
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