# Thread: Angular speed, linear speed, and linear speed at halfway point.

1. ## Angular speed, linear speed, and linear speed at halfway point.

rpm = 500 ; r=45cm

(A) Angular Speed:

to find the angular speed in units of radian/seconds I know the radian measure of a circle which is 2pirad...

then 500 rev/60 secs x 2pirad/1rev

I get the answer 52.35 cm

but they are getting the answer 50pi/3?? I have no idea how they are getting that.

(B) Find the linear speed, in units of cm/sec.

C=2pi(45)
C=90pi
therefore 1 rev = 90picm

500 rev/60 sec x 90picm/1 rev

then I get the answer 2356.19 cm/sec

and they get 750 pi???

and for (C) All you have to do is divide by two which is obvious, and therefore it is 375 pi.

What am I doing wrong??? Please explain to me what angular speed is and what linear speed is? TYVM

2. ## Re: Angular speed, linear speed, and linear speed at halfway point.

(a) $\omega = \dfrac{500 \, rev}{min} \cdot \dfrac{2\pi \, rad}{rev} \cdot \dfrac{1 \, min}{60 \, sec} = \dfrac{1000\pi}{60} = \dfrac{50\pi}{3} \, rad/sec$

(b) $v = r\omega$

3. ## Re: Angular speed, linear speed, and linear speed at halfway point. Originally Posted by math951 then 500 rev/60 secs x 2pirad/1rev

I get the answer 52.35 cm

but they are getting the answer 50pi/3?? I have no idea how they are getting that.
You have the same answer as the book, just wrong units - angular speed is radians/s, not cm/s:

$\displaystyle \frac {500 \ rev}{60 \ s} \times \frac {2 \pi \ rad}{rev} = \frac {500 \pi}{30} \frac {rad} s = 52.35 \frac {rad} s$. Originally Posted by math951 (B) Find the linear speed, in units of cm/sec.

C=2pi(45)
C=90pi
therefore 1 rev = 90picm

500 rev/60 sec x 90picm/1 rev

then I get the answer 2356.19 cm/sec

and they get 750 pi???
Again - your answer agrees with the book, because $\displaystyle 750 \pi \ cm/s= 2356 \ cm/s$

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