1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A CD player spins a disc in a clockwise direction when looking at the player from the top. What is the direction of the angular velocity. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution OK, the key for this practice exam says the answer is in the -y direction. I used the right hand rule to see that the direction is negative, but I thought it would be in the -z direction. Can someone explain why it is -y?