Practice Problems
Rotational Kinematics
Directions:
On this worksheet you will practice using the basic formulas for rotational, or angular, motion.
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Question 1
At t = 0, a pulley rotating on a fixed axle with a constant acceleration has an initial angular velocity of 2.5 rad/sec. After 7.02 seconds, it has completed 14 revolutions. What is its angular acceleration in rad/sec
^{2}
?
3.55 x 10
^{-2}
rad/sec
^{2}
3.56 x 10
^{-1}
rad/sec
^{2}
2.26 x 10
^{1}
rad/sec
^{2}
2.86 x 10
^{0}
rad/sec
^{2}
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Question 2
In
Question #1
, what is the pulley's angular velocity at the end of the 7.02 seconds?
20.1 rad/sec
12.5 rad/sec
22.6 rad/sec
88.0 rad/sec
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Question 3
From
Question #2
, what is the linear velocity of a point on the rim of the pulley at exactly 7.02 seconds if the pulley's diameter is 32 cm?
3.61 m/sec
1.42 m/sec
3.21 m/sec
7.22 m/sec
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Question 4
What is the instantaneous centripetal acceleration experienced by the point on the rim in
Question #3
?
45.7 m/sec
^{2}
81.4 m/sec
^{2}
76 m/sec
^{2}
200 m/sec
^{2}
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Question 5
If cord is being wrapped along the edge of the pulley in
Question #1
as it turns, how much time would be needed to accumulate 35 meters of cord around the rim?
11.56 seconds
12.38 seconds
13.31 seconds
9.75 seconds
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Question 6
Which of the following graphs of
omega vs time
correctly protrays the behavior ot this pulley?
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