Problem: The graph below gives the position x vs. t for a spot on rim of a rotating wheel.Find:(a) The angular speed ω:(b) The speed of the spot v: (c) The magnitude of centripetal acceleration of the spot ac:(d) The magnitude of angular acceleration α: (e) The magnitude of tangential acceleration of the spot at:

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(a)

The angular speed is expressed as:

ω=2πT,

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The graph below gives the position x vs. t for a spot on rim of a rotating wheel.

Find:

(a) The angular speed ω:

(b) The speed of the spot v: 

(c) The magnitude of centripetal acceleration of the spot ac:

(d) The magnitude of angular acceleration α: 

(e) The magnitude of tangential acceleration of the spot at:

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