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Jun1508, 10:16 PM

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How do you find the Magnitude of tangential acceleration if you have uniform circular motion? I know the formula for Tangential Acceleration; however I have no clue how to apply it to determine the Magnitude?



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Jun1608, 02:57 AM

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Jun1608, 04:57 AM

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Jun1608, 07:09 AM

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No, I mean tangential acceleration. That's probably the answer I'm looking for I just have to know how to express that the acceleration would be zero if it was uniform circular motion using words and one equation.



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Jun1608, 09:22 AM

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Im suppose to use At=[dv/dt].



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Jun1608, 10:30 AM

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Jun1608, 05:36 PM

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Tangental acceleration can still exist on a object traveling in a circular path. The centripetal force just needs to change with respect to speed^{2}, so it always equals m v^{2} / r.
The magnitude of tangental acceleration would be the magnitude of angular acceleration times r = angular acceleration x r. 


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