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Homework Help: Traveling to the moon with a lot of physics?

  1. Apr 26, 2007 #1
    In traveling to the Moon, astronauts aboard the Apollo spacecraft put themselves into a slow rotation to distribute the Sun's energy evenly. At tje start of their trip, they accelerated from no rotation to 1.0 revolution per minute during a 12-min time interval. The space-craft can be thought of as a cylinder with a diameter of 8.5m. Determine (A) the angular acceleration, and (B) the radial and tangential components of the linear acceleration of a point on the skin of the ship 5.0 min after it started this acceleration.
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  3. Apr 26, 2007 #2


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