Rotational Kinematics

1D Linear Motion

about a

Fixed Axis

basic definitions
displacement x
angular displacement
velocity, v = dx/dt
angular velocity

acceleration, a = dv/dt
angular acceleration

Kinematic Equations
v = vi + a t
x = xi + vi t + (1/2) a t2
v2 = vi2 + 2 a ( x - xi )
Angular Quantities

Angular and Linear Connection
Return to ToC, Ch10, Rotation about a Fixed Axis
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