1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Motorcycle is accelerating from the rest with a constant acceleration a = 2 m/s². We are observing its front wheel (see picture) after a time t = 10 s. This wheel is not slipping while accelerating. How much are velocities of points A, B, and C on rim of wheel? How much are the accelerations of these points? My first attempt of solving the problem: v= v0 + at A: v = v0 + at → v= -20 m/s B: v= sqrt(vA² + vB²) → 28.3 m/s C: v= v0 + at → v= 20 m/s This is the question I submitted yesterday. And after getting some useful hints: Quotes: Doc Al said: "Hint: Find the velocity of the center of the wheel with respect to the ground, the velocity of the rim with respect to the center, then the velocity of each part of the rim with respect to the ground." Thank you! and turin said: "There is a rotational part that you seem to be neglecting, and when you include it, you may be quite surprised, especially about point C. Also, don't forget that the problem asks for the accelerations, too." Thank you! I did some research and this is what I found out: 1. A wheel rolling over a surface has both a linear and a rotational velocity. 2. The linear velocity of any point on the rim of the wheel is given by vcm= ωr. 3. Every point on the rotating object has the same angular speed. 4. Because when the wheel is in contact with the ground, its bottom part is at rest with respect to the ground, the wheel experiences a linear motion with a velocity equal to + vcm besides a rotational motion (picture). 5. Conclusion: the top of the wheel moves twice as fast as the center and the bottom of the wheel does not move at all. Relevant equations: Angular speed:ω= Θ / t Angular acceleration:α= ω / t Tangential speed: vt= rω Tangential acceleration: at= rα The only problem now is:How to calculate radius r? I would really like to solve this problem. Thank you for helping!