Problem 10.6

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

A grinding wheel is rotating at constant speed when an object makes contact with the outer edge as shown in the animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Friction causes the wheel to stop. What is the angular acceleration of the wheel? Restart.

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