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Homework Help: Compact Disk

  1. Jun 17, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Unlike the older vinal records which rotated at a constant ω of 33.3 rotations per minute (rpm), compact disks vary their rotation speed during the playing period. A certain CD has a diameter of 12cm and a playing time of 79 minutes. When the music starts, the CD is rotating at 480 rpm. At the end of the music, the CD is rotating at 213 rpm.

    What is the magnitude of the average angular acceleration of the disk during this playing period?
    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    ([213-480/60]*2∏)/79*60= -.00589

    Once i typed the answer, it says its wrong
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  3. Jun 17, 2012 #2


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    It asks for magnitude ... that's not negative !
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