A wheel rotating about a fixed axis with a constant angular acceleration of 2.0 rad/s2 starts from rest at t = 0. The wheel has a diameter of 20 cm. What is the magnitude of the total linear acceleration of a point on the outer edge of the wheel at t = 0.60 s? Hint: To find total linear acceleration (in m/s2)you need to have tangential and radial acceleration . Tangential acceleration can be calculated using angular acceleration at=rα To find redial acceleration you need to calculate final linear speed of that point and use ar=vf2r . And vf=rωf.
The total linear acceleration is approximately 0.246 meters per square second.