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Homework Help: A question about UNITS

  1. Nov 12, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    So I'm wondering what the units seconds/degrees squared represents?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know the unit of angular acceleration magnitude is degree/second squared. Are these related?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 13, 2008 #2
    Angular acceleration is rad/s2. Radians are non-units and seconds are units of time. :)
  4. Nov 13, 2008 #3
    But what does the unit s/deg^2 mean? what does it produce?
  5. Nov 13, 2008 #4
    Where did you get these units? Is this a final answer of yours, a constant, or from something else?
  6. Nov 13, 2008 #5
    ok well I', doing a pendulum lab. And I graphed period against amplitude, then I linearized it.. in order to do that , I had to square my x-axis units which was amplitude (deg)

    so the slope is s/deg^2

    And I'm just wondering what it might mean..
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