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Linear Acceleration

  1. Mar 24, 2005 #1
    A bicycle has wheels with a diameter of 0.620 m. It accelerates uniformly and the rate of rotation of its wheels increases from 183 rpm to 275 rpm in a time of 20.7 s. Find the linear acceration of the bicycle.
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  3. Mar 24, 2005 #2
    If the diameter is 0.620m, then whats the circumference?
    If you know the angular initial and final velocity, you can find angular acceleration by dividing by the given time.
    From step one, find the linear acceleration by dividing the angular acceleration by circumference.
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