Angular acceleration



the time rate of change of angular velocity of a rotating body.
Historical Examples

To find the angular acceleration A, draw kt, bt respectively parallel to and at right angles to the link KB.
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Similarly, if a body is rotated round a vertical axis, we perceive only angular acceleration and not angular velocity.
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noun
the rate of change of angular velocity
(astronautics) the acceleration of a space vehicle around an axis
angular acceleration
(āng’gyə-lər)
The rate of change of angular velocity with respect to time. Angular acceleration is measured in revolutions per minute squared or in radians per second squared.

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