(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A bicycle has wheels with a diameter of .600 m. It accelerates uniformly and the rate of rotation of its wheels increases from 215rpm to 275rpm in a time of 24.3 seconds. Find the linear acceleration of bicycle.

2. Relevant equations

w =wi + alpha(time)

3. The attempt at a solution

I obviously don't know what I am doing. First I tried converting the rpms into rads/s. Then I used the new angular velocities to find the angular acceleration. However I then tried to find the linear acceleration by finding the a(tan) and a(rad) and finding the magnitude from these values. But I was wrong!

Unfortunately I do not know what the answer is, but if anyone can steer me in the proper direction, that would be greatly appreciated!!

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# Homework Help: Rotational motion- bicycle

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