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Circular Motion and angular speed

  1. Mar 24, 2009 #1
    It is desired that the outer edge of a grinding wheel 9.0 cm in radius move at a rate of 6.0 m/s. Determine the angular speed of the wheel. What length of thread could be wound on the rim of the wheel in 3.0 sec when it is turning at this rate?

    tell me if i started off right becuz i honestly dont have a clue here

    first i did
    [tex]\theta[/tex]= s/r
    56.52/9.0 = 66.6cm
    this got me the arclength
    now i was thinking about dividing it by T which should be .0942s
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  3. Mar 24, 2009 #2

    LowlyPion

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    Isn't the outside point supposed to be moving at 6 m/s?

    How many meters is 3 sec at 6 m/s?

    As for ω isn't that just v/r in radians per sec?
     
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