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Genaral information on “Circular motion”

The same rules apply for the acceleration, the distance and the velocity on the circular path that the one for a linear accelerated motion.


More informations – formulas in compare:

linear motion                                                        circular motion 
distance-time-rule                                              Rotation angle-time-rule
s = ½ · a · tφ =  ½  · α  · t
s = ½ v · tφ =   ½  ·ω  ·t
velocity-time-rule                                                velocity-time-rule
v = a* tω = α · t
v = a √ ( 2 · s / a)                                                                         ω = α √ ( 2 · s / α )
sdistance on the circular pathm
vvelocity on circular pathms –1
aacceleration on circular pathms-2
φangle of rotationrad
ωangular speedrad s-1
αacceleration of rotationrad s-2
ttimes
rradius of circular pathm

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Books: Circular motion

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