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    Angular velocity problem

    A planet takes 60 hours to rotate and the radius of the equator is 7007.910 miles and the circumference of the equator is 14015.820 miles. How would I find the angular velocity of the equator? Is it just 2pi/60hours since one complete rotation is 2pi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by princesasabella View Post
    A planet takes 60 hours to rotate and the radius of the equator is 7007.910 miles and the circumference of the equator is 14015.820 miles. How would I find the angular velocity of the equator? Is it just 2pi/60hours since one complete rotation is 2pi?
    the angular velocity of any point on the planet (except its poles) is just $\displaystyle 2\pi $ radians per 60 hours
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