(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. At a county fair there is a betting game that involves a spinning wheel. As the drawing shows, the wheel is set into rotational motion with the beginning of the angular section labeled "1" at the marker at the top of the wheel. The wheel then decelerates and eventually comes to a halt on one of the numbered sections. The wheel in the drawing is divided into twelve sections, each of which is an angle of 30˚. Determine the numbered section on which the wheel comes to a halt when the deceleration of the wheel has a magnitude of 0.355 rev/s2 and the initial angular velocity is (a) +1.61 rev/s and (b) +3.17 rev/s.

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2. Relevant equations

I tried using equation [tex]\omega[/tex][tex]_{2}[/tex] = [tex]\omega[/tex][tex]^{2}_{o}[/tex] + 2[tex]\alpha[/tex][tex]\theta[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

I used 0 is omega final, +1.61 (a), and +3.17(b) are omega initials, alpha is 0.355, and theta is my unknown.

For part a, I got 3.65 revolutions and part B I got 14.15 revolutions. I do not know if this is correct so far, but I do not know how to convert from revolutions to degrees.

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# Homework Help: Country Fair Spinning Wheel

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