# 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?

###### FREE Expert Solution

Angular velocity is expressed as:

$\overline{){\mathbf{\omega }}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{2}\mathbf{\pi }}{\mathbf{T}}}$, where T is period.

(a)

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

Therefore,

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###### Problem Details

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

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