# I dont think YOU can solve this anyway- go back to finite math

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Posted by benjii on August 30, 2002 at 09:30:53:

In Reply to: angular velocity 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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