Posted by Ryan on August 30, 2002 at 08:30:31:
This is not a homework problem so please do not give me the answer- I just want a push in the right direction.
Problem: I have some partical "P" moving along the line x=a at a constant velocity "v". The diagram shows point P in the first quadrant with a right triangle connecting the orgin "point "o", (a,0), and (a,p). The height p is labeled Y.
I am looking to find the angular velocity and angular acceleration.
I know that the angular distance is some fraction of the perimeter --> (dist op) * Theta
and the distance OP would equal sqrt(y^2 + a^2)
and theta would equal arcsin of y/OP or some other inverse trig.
----> Am I on the right track? I am asking because I feel like I am not using the constant velocity "v" in my setup.
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