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Determining Magnitude of Velocity and Acceleration

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The fixed horizontal guide carries a pin P whose motion is controlled by the rotating slotted arm OA. If the arm is revolving about O at the constant rate of 2 radians/sec (angular velocity)for the for the interval allowed by the horizontal guide determine the magnitudes of the velocity and acceleration of the slider (red circle) in the slot for the instant when theta = 60 degrees

Also find the components of the velocity and acceleration.

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Solution Summary

This solution shows step-by-step calculations to determine the components of velocity and acceleration of the rotating slotted arm OA using the chain rule and trigonometric relations.