# Rotational Motion

Heres the problem Im workin on

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9166/rotatesm3.jpg [Broken]

Now in order to find the magnitude of accleration Im assuming I would need to find the two components of acceleration first, Centripetal and Tangential......

I found tangetial by the formula

$$a_{t} = r\alpha$$

I converted the 2 revolutions to

$$4\pi radians$$

but im not exactly sure how to get tangential...i need angualr velocity......

how to I get angular velocity from revolutions?

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You'll need to do a little kinematics. You have the angle in radians,the angular acceleration, and the initial angular speed--use kinematic formulas to find the final angular speed. Hint: Angle is the analog to distance, just like angular speed and acceleration are the analogs to linear speed and acceleration.

ok how does this look

$$\omega^2 = \omega_{o} + 2\alpha(\theta-\theta_{o})$$

$$= 0 + 2(.8)(4\pi radians)$$

$$\omega = 4.48 rad/s$$

$$a_{n} = r\omega^2 = (.6)(20.16) = 27.18$$

$$a_{t} = r\theta = (.6)(.8) = .480$$

$$A = \sqrt{(9.480)^2 + (27.18)^2} = 27.18$$

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Doc Al
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$$a_{n} = r\omega^2 = (.6)(20.16) = 27.18$$

ohhh thanks....im having trouble reading my calculators display!