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Centripetal acceleration of a wheel

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Homework Statement


A wheel of radius 1.0 m is rotating with a constant angular speed of 2.0 rad/s. What is the centripetal acceleration of a point on the wheel’s rim?
A) 1.0 m/s2
B) 4.0 m/s2
C) 0.50 m/s2
D) 2.0 m/s2

Homework Equations


Would it be v^2/r?

The Attempt at a Solution


If the equation is correct, it is 4.0 m/s^2

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Answers and Replies

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Yup, you're correct.
 
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Thank you!
 

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