1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Earth's angular velocity

  1. Oct 25, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The radius of the earth's very nearly circular orbit around the sun is 1.5*10^11.
    Find the magnitude of the earth's angular velocity in rad/s.
    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    For this problem, I have no clue how to go about solving this. help would be nice.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 25, 2008 #2

    alphysicist

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper

    Hi ch2kb0x,

    The extra thing to use in this problem is that you know the period of the motion (the time to make one complete revolution). Do you see how to use that to find the velocity and angular velocity?
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?