Instantaneous Angular Acceleration

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Instantaneous angular acceleration ( \(a_i\) ) is the rate an object rotates in a circular path at a particular moment in time.

Instantaneous Angular Acceleration Formula

\(\large{ \alpha_i = \frac { d \omega} {d t }   }\)         

Where:

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

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

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

 

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