Hungarian Adrian Annus won the gold medal for the hammer throw at the 2004 Olympics in Athens with a winning distance of 83.19 meters.* The event consists of swinging a 16-pound weight attached to a wire 190 centimeters long in a circle and then releasing it. Assuming his release is at a 45angle to the ground, the hammer will travel a distance of meters, where and is the linear speed of the hammer when released.At what rate (rpm) was he swinging the hammer upon release?
POM4_C01.qxd 6/21/06 7:54 AM Page 29 Chapter 1 Marketing now changed competition as marketers from the world’s regions compete, glo bal supply chains as products chase low-cost suppliers, and an increasing proportion of trade with people outside one’s own culture. Advances in information and communications technolo gy are making marketing operations global as call centres and product development move offshore. With the rate of change, it is no wonder that special-interest groups, om trade unions seeking to protect local jobs to eco-warriors seeking to save the world, ﬁnd globalisation disturbing. Globalisation is shifting wealth across the world but not