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Homework Help: Centrifuge Revolutions?

  1. Jan 8, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Centrifuge Revolutions?

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

    A centrifuge accelerate from rest to 15,000 rpm in 240s. Through how many revolutions did it turn in this time?

    2. Relevant equations

    am i approaching this problem correctly?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    15000rev/m (1m/60s) (240s) = 60000 rev
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  3. Jan 8, 2008 #2


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    It is accelerating though. What you have calculated is for a constant angular velocity. What is the definition of angular acceleration? If you know that equation you can solve this problem. Don't forget to convert into radians where necessary.
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