Introductory Angular Velocity Problem - A Turning Bike Tire (5:40)
The wheel of a bike rotates exactly 3 times in 12.2 seconds. What is the average angular velocity of the wheel in (a) radians per second and (b) revolutions per minute? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.
0:08 Translating the problem
1:32 Solving for the angular velocity in radians per second
2:22 Converting from radians per second to revolutions per minute
3:24 Three common mistakes made by students when doing this conversion.
4:37 Alternate and easier solution for part b
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