Tangential Acceleration

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

acceleration tangential 1Tangential acceleration, abbreviated as \(a_t\), is how much the tangential velocity of a point at a radius changes with time.

Tangential Acceleration FORMULA

(Eq. 1)  \(\large{ a_t = r \alpha }\)         

(Eq. 2)  \(\large{ a_t = \frac { d \omega } { d t } }\)


\(\large{ a_t }\) = tangential acceleration

\(\large{ \alpha }\)  (Greek symbol alpha) = angular acceleration

\(\large{ d \omega }\)  (Greek symbol omega) = angular velocity differential

\(\large{ r }\) = radius of the object rotation

\(\large{ dt }\) = time differential


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