## A bicycle wheel rotates at a constant 25 rev/min. What is true about its angular acceleration?

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A bicycle wheel rotates at a constant 25 rev/min. What is true about its angular acceleration?

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5 months 2021-08-14T15:30:32+00:00 1 Answers 11 views 0

The angular acceleration is zero

Explanation:

When an object is in rotational motion, it has a certain angular velocity, which is the rate of displacement of its angular position.

This angular velocity can change or remain constant – this is given by the angular acceleration, which is:

where

is the change in angular velocity

is the time elapsed

Therefore, the angular acceleration is the rate of change of angular velocity.

In this problem, the bicycle rotates at a constant angular velocity of

This means that the change in angular velocity is zero:

And so, that the angular acceleration is zero: