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The flywheel of a steam engine runs with a constant angular velocity of 200 rev/min. When steam is shut off, the friction of the bearings and of the air stops the wheel in 2.3 h.

**(a)** What is the constant angular acceleration, in revolutions per minute-squared, of the wheel during the slowdown?

**(b)** How many revolutions does the wheel make before stopping? **(c)** At the instant the flywheel is turning at 100 rev/min, what is the tangential component of the linear acceleration of a flywheel particle that is 36 cm from the axis of rotation?

**(d)** What is the magnitude of the net linear acceleration of the particle in (c)?

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