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Exploration 10.1: Constant Angular Velocity Equation
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By now you have seen the equation: θ = θ0+ ω0*t. Perhaps you have even derived it for yourself. But what does it really mean for the motion of objects? This Exploration allows you to explore both terms in the equation: the initial angular position by changing θ0 from 0 radians to 6.28 radians and the angular velocity term by changing ω0 from -15 rad/s to 15 rad/s. Restart.
Answer the following questions (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds).
- How does changing the initial angular position affect the motion?
- How does changing the initial angular velocity affect the motion?