1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In a manufacturing process, a large, cylindrical roller is used to flatten material fed beneath it. The diameter of the roller is 1.00 m, and, while being driven into rotation around a fixed axis, its angular position is expressed as θ =2.50t2 - 0.600t3 where θ is in radians and t is in seconds. (a) Find the maximum angular speed of the roller. (b) What is the maximum tangential speed of a point on the rim of the roller? (c) At what time t should the driving force be removed from the roller so that the roller does not reverse its direction of rotation? (d) Through how many rotations has the roller turned between t=0 and the time found in part (c)? 2. Relevant equations I think this has to do with translational and angular quantities. ac=v2/r=rω² might be useful. For part b, at=rα 3. The attempt at a solution I took the derivative of the rotational position to get angular speed in terms of t. I know the radius is .5 m. I don't understand how a max speed can be reached, as it would increase indefinitely with time. I don't think I'm grasping the problem. I also don't understand how the roller could reverse its direction. Any help is much appreciated.