# Solving Rolling Question Homework: Speed & Acceleration

• Lord Dark

## Homework Statement

Hi again ,, my second one is easy:

A tire 0.5 m in radius rotates at a constant rate of 200 rev/min. Find the speed and
acceleration of a small stone stuck on the surface of the tire (on its outer edge).

## The Attempt at a Solution

the Speed of the rock is easy to get (W=200 rev/min = (20*pi)/3 rad/s = (10*pi)/3 m/s)
about the acceleration : should I get the tangent acceleration or the radial ??

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Constant angular velocity means that the angular acceleration is zero. So the tangential acceleration is zero.

so the question means i should get the tangent acceleration right not the radial one ?

Lord Dark said:
so the question means i should get the tangent acceleration right not the radial one ?

$$a_t = \alpha r$$

$$a_r = \frac{v^2}{r}$$

seeing as that $\alpha=0$, which one do you think you should find?

rock.freak667 said:
$$a_t = \alpha r$$

$$a_r = \frac{v^2}{r}$$

seeing as that $\alpha=0$, which one do you think you should find?

lol ,, got it :) ,, thanks ,, exam questions are so poor -_-