







Angular velocity 
20181205 

From Kolade: Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob have covered themselves in velcro, and shot themselves out of a large
cannon so that they stick to a huge rotating velcro wheel (don’t try this at home). As shown in Figure 1(a),
Krusty is now stuck to a point 3.00 m from the center of the wheel while Bob is stuck to another point 5.00 m
from the center. The wheel is rotating counterclockwise at 10.0 rpm. Conveniently a set of axes is suspended
just in front the wheel (Krusty asked for axes, like the ones you would use to chop wood, so that he and Bob
could chase each other with them in the usual wholesome entertainment he is known for. Unfortunately, the
set designer misunderstood.) The axes do not rotate with the wheel.
(a) Find Krusty’s and Bob’s angular velocities, in radians per second. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A rotating wheel 
20180824 

From Kay: A wheel with a radius of 7 inches is rotating at 4 revolutions per second. What is the
linear speed v, in feet per second? Answered by p. 





A schedule for 5 employees working 2 at a time 
20150123 

From Cynthia: We have 5 employees and need only 2 to work on Saturdays. what is the best
way to fairly schedule everyone. PS. from time to time a sixth person will be
thrown in to make things really interesting. Answered by Victoria West. 





Meetings for 77 students 
20140918 

From Adam: We have a new group of students starting, and would like to set up a series of small group meetings so each student meets each other, hopefully without meeting the same people twice.
We have 77 students. In theory I would like to have 11 meeting slots, with 10 groups in each slot, with up to 8 students in each group. Is there a way to do this?
I have wondered if it might be easier to do 9 meeting slots, with 9 groups per slot, with 9 students per group.
Thanks! Answered by Victoria West. 





A rotating schedule for 9 individuals 
20140529 

From Josh: I need to set up a rotating schedule for 9 individuals.
The individuals will be pairing each week in groups of two.
Thus, every week there will be 4 groups of two individuals and one individual not paired with anyone (i.e. a "bye week").
The rotating schedule should not repeat any pairing and it will continue until each individual has been paired with every other individual once.
Thank you Answered by Victoria West. 





A schedule for 6 people 
20140329 

From John: How do I set up a schedule where six people are here for ten of twenty days.
Arranged in rotating groups of three, so everyone works with everyone else.
Everyone works with everyone else at least once and everyone works ten days. Answered by Victoria West. 





A rotating schedule 
20120816 

From Dusty: Ok, Im trying to create a rotating schedule. There are four jobs and four people but, one of four people cant preform one job. How can I figure out a rotating schedule for this issue? Answered by Victoria West. 





A rotating schedule 
20090610 

From Doreen: We have seven people  we want to create a rotating schedule for two people at a time to attend one day a week with each person working the same amount of days in the year. Answered by Victoria West. 

