Consider a spoked wheel of radius r.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The instantaneous tangential velocity of a point on the rim is v.

A test particle in the form of a small bead that can freely slide along a spoke when released, is placed as close to the axis as possible so that for the sake of argument its radial displacent is aproximately zero. If the bead is released what would the terminal velocity of the bead be when it it hit the rim of the wheel, in terms of r and v?

Please ignore any slowdown of the wheel due to consevation of angular momentum, as the test particle is considered to have negligable mass relative to the mass of the large wheel.

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# Homework Help: Escape velocity of a spoked wheel.

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