Problem 10.2

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A child sits on a merry-go-round at the position marked by the red circle (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Restart.

  1. What is her average speed and instantaneous velocity?

  2. What is her angular speed and angular velocity?

For the instantaneous velocity and angular velocity, you should give a value for the speed and a description of the velocity's direction for any point in time.

Problem by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni.
HTML updated for JavaScript by Aidan Edmondson.
Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.