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Problem: Your roommate is working on his bicycle and has the bike upside down. He spins the 56.0cm -diameter wheel, and you notice that a pebble stuck in the tread goes by three times every second.Part AWhat is the pebble's speed?Express your answer with the appropriate unitsPart BWhat is the pebble's acceleration?Express your answer with the appropriate units.

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Tangential speed:

v=rω

Acceleration:

a=v2r

Part A

Given that the pebble goes by three times per second, the angular speed is given in radians as:

ω = (3)(2π) = 18.85 rad/s

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Your roommate is working on his bicycle and has the bike upside down. He spins the 56.0cm -diameter wheel, and you notice that a pebble stuck in the tread goes by three times every second.


Part A

What is the pebble's speed?

Express your answer with the appropriate units


Part B

What is the pebble's acceleration?

Express your answer with the appropriate units.

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