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A car is designed to get its energy from a rotating flywheel with a radius of 1.12 m and

a mass of 736 kg. Before a trip, the flywheel is attached to an electric motor, which

brings the flywheel’s rotational speed up to 7270 rev/min.

Find the kinetic energy stored in the fly-wheel.

Answer in units of J.

2. Relevant equations

KE = 0.5*Inertia*w^2

Inertia = m*r^2

3. The attempt at a solution

convert 7270 rev/min to rad/s = 761.314 rad/s

KE equation: 0.5*(761.314)^2*(736 kg)*(1.12m)^2 = 267554029.7

answer is apparently wrong... help please?

PART 2, I don't think I can do this without a correct answer from part 1

If the flywheel is to supply energy to the car as would a 11.8 hp motor, how long could the

car run before the flywheel would have to be brought back up to speed?

Answer in units of h.

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# Homework Help: Rotational kinetic energy of a flywheel

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