College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 1 - Measurement and Problem Solving - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Exercises - Page 30: 37


15.0 min of arc.

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The earth completes $360^{\circ}$ rotation in 24 hours, i.e., (360$\times$60) angular minutes in (24$\times$60) minutes. Since earth can rotate 21600 angular minutes in 1440 minutes, Minutes of arc rotated per minute=$\frac{21600}{1440}\,min\,of\,arc=15.0\,min\,of\,arc$
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