Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 10 - For Thought and Discussion: 2

Answer

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We know that a point on a wheel undergoes an acceleration even if the angular acceleration is zero. The wheel is being acted upon by a centripetal force and hence has an acceleration in the radial direction although the angular acceleration is zero.
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