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Help solving for rate of angular change

  1. May 11, 2010 #1
    It'll be easier if I just enter this as an image:

    [PLAIN]http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7366/prob13.jpg [Broken]

    I'm not even really sure where to begin. Any help on a good general direction of where to go would be much appreciated. I need to solve for an expression which describes θ(t) , and the change in angular velocity (dθ/dt)
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. May 11, 2010 #2
    You can draw a right triangle and figure out theta in terms of x and y. Then all you need to do is find x in terms of t. Also, part a just wants theta as a function of time.
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