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## Homework Statement

The problem is as follows. A certain pulsar (a rapidly rotating neutron star) has a period of rotation of 0.033s, and this is observed to be increased at a rate of 1.26(10^(-5)) seconds per year. what is the value of the angular acceleration in rad/s^2?

## Homework Equations

w (omega) = 2pi/T. I calculated that to be 190.4.

angular acceleration = change in w / change in t.

## The Attempt at a Solution

So, I assumed that the angular acceleration is constant. If this is so, then I should get my answer by calculating the angular velocity at T = 0.033s, and subtracting that calculated value with T= 0.033 + 1.26x10^(-5), and divide that number by 1.26x10^(-5). However, this didn't get me the right answer.

Any suggestions?