Question

The propeller of a World War II fighter plane is 2.30 m in diameter.

1. What is its angular velocity in radians per second if it spins at 1200 rev/min?
2. What is the linear speed of its tip at this angular velocity if the plane is stationary on the tarmac?
3. What is the centripetal acceleration of the propeller tip under these conditions? Calculate it in meters per second squared and convert to multiples of $g$.

a) $126 \textrm{ rad/s}$

b) $145 \textrm{ m/s}$

c) $1.82 \times 10^4 \textrm{ m/s}^2$, $1850 \textrm{ g's}$

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