Dimensional Analysis

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Hi
The relation between torque, moment of inertia and angular acceleration is:
T=Ia
Have a look to it's units:
(N.m)=(kg.m^2).(Rad/s^2) >>>> N=kg.m.Rad/s^2
Please explain the equation Dimensionally. How (kg.m.Rad/s^2) is equal to N?
Thanks.
 

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Please explain the equation Dimensionally. How (kg.m.Rad/s^2) is equal to N?
Starting with F = m⋅a, the dimensions give N = kg⋅m/s2. Insert this in your equation and remember that "Rad" is dimensionless (arc length/radius gives m/m).
 

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