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Homework Help: Circular motion

  1. Jul 23, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    If the radius of theCD below is 6.0cm and the angular velocity is 5.0 rad/s , whats is its angular displacement in 2.0s ?

    2. Relevant equations

    Delta θ = ωt+.5∂t^2

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know the angular velocity and the time but how can I find out the radial acceleration or should I use the other equation to find the angular displacement ?
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  3. Jul 23, 2013 #2


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    The radial acceleration is irrelevant (and, in any case, 0 because the CD is not changing radius). If the CD is rotating at 5 radians per second, in two seconds it will have rotated through 5(2)= 10 radians. Since the CD has radius 6 cm, a point on its circumference will have moved 6(10)= 60 cm.
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