A pulley of radius 15 cm turns at 8 revolutions per second. What is the linear velocity of the belt driving the pulley in meters per second?

Here is the way I did this--am I correct?

v = 2pi r/T

v = 2pi (15)/8

v = 94.2/8

v = 11.8

Printable View

- Dec 4th 2008, 04:46 PMJoanieLinear Velocity
A pulley of radius 15 cm turns at 8 revolutions per second. What is the linear velocity of the belt driving the pulley in meters per second?

Here is the way I did this--am I correct?

v = 2pi r/T

v = 2pi (15)/8

v = 94.2/8

v = 11.8 - Dec 4th 2008, 05:47 PMskeeter
incorrect ...

T is not 8 ... 8 revolutions per second means sec.

also, you need to pay attention to your units ... 15 cm = .15 m - Dec 5th 2008, 11:59 AMJoanieThanks to Skeeter
12/5/08

Hi Skeeter--

Thanks for your help on the linear velocity problem.

Joanie(Hi)