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Rotation Problem

  1. Mar 13, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A coin is spinning on its edge at 5 rotations per second.
    Friction slows down its spin rate at .4 r/s2

    a) what angular displacement does the coin have by the time it's slowed down to half its original angular velocity.

    b) how long before the coin stops spinning?
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2013 #2
    5 rev per second = 10 pi radians per second

    [itex]\alpha[/itex] = 0.4 r/s2
    ωi (angular velocity initial) = 10 pi r/s
    ωf (angular velocity final) = 5 pi r/s

    Δθ = angular displacement

    Known equations

    ωf2 = ωi2 + 2[itex]\alpha[/itex](Δθ)

    I tried plugging the know variables in but i keep getting a negative answer.

    btw answer is supposed to be 924 Rad.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2013 #3

    haruspex

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    Is it getting faster or slower?
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 #4
    slower. that does not make velocity negative though?
     
  6. Mar 13, 2013 #5

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    It'll make alpha negative.
     
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