Problem: (a) Find the angular speed of the Earth's rotation about its axis. (b) How does this rotation affect the shape of the Earth?

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Angular velocity is expressed as:

ω=2πT, where T is period. 

(a)

The time period for the rotation of the earth is 24 hours. 

Therefore, 

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(a) Find the angular speed of the Earth's rotation about its axis. 

(b) How does this rotation affect the shape of the Earth?

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