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

A wheel 31.8 cm in diameter accelerates uniformly from 242 rpm to 380 rpm in 7.66 s. How far will a point on the edge of the wheel have traveled in this time?


2. Relevant equations

angle = initial angle +angular velocity(t) + .5(angular acceleration)(t)

w=initial angular velocity +angular acceleration (t)

and s=R*angle

3. The attempt at a solution

i tried plugging into the equations but i really dont know what to do
 

LowlyPion

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angle = initial angle +angular velocity(t) + .5(angular acceleration)(t)
Not quite.

θ = θo + ω*t + 1/2*α*t2

Where θ is in radians.

And there are 2π radians in a revolution.

First convert your ω's to radians/sec from rpm and figure α and then you can figure your θ.

To find distance ... x = θ *r
 
I converted to rad/sec so its 25.34 and 39.79
I found a = (39.79-25.32)/7.66 =1.886
then I used θ = θo + ω*t + 1/2*α*t2
and did θ = 0 + 25.34*7.66 + 1/2*1.886*7.66 = 249.435

So i got x=θR = 249.435(15.9) = 3966.01

But this is wrong, is there something else I need to convert or calculate?
 

LowlyPion

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But this is wrong, is there something else I need to convert or calculate?
Without doing any other math I would note the diameter is .318m.

Always, always stay in SI units wherever possible.
 
Oh ok, that's what I did wrong. I got it. Thank you!
 

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