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Circular Motion Rotational Axis

  1. Oct 21, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Child P happens to be at a greater distance from the rotation axis than Child M. Which child has the greatest angular velocity?


    2. The attempt at a solution

    Do they have the same angular velocity, and if they do can you please explain. Thank you.
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2013 #2

    Dick

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    It really depends a lot on what Child M and Child P are doing. If they are stuck on a disk rotating around the axis at some angular velocity ω, then their angular velocities are both ω, right? The question really has to be more specific than that.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2013 #3
    They are both on the same merry-go round so I assume their angular velocities are both ω, is this correct?
     
  5. Oct 21, 2013 #4

    Dick

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    Yes, it is.
     
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