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Gear A, which turns clockwise, meshes with gear B, which turns counterclockwisWhen more force is applied through gear A, torque is createHow does the angular velocity of gear B change as a result?
  1. It increases in magnitude.
  2. It decreases in magnitude.
  3. It changes direction.
  4. It stays the same
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(a)

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This is College Physics Answers with Shaun Dychko. When gear A turns clockwise more quickly it's going to drive gear B to turn counter-clockwise more quickly as well. The angular velocity of gear B will increase in magnitude, and so the answer is A.