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So knowing knowing radius and mass of the object, what is the equation to find angular acceleration?

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So knowing knowing radius and mass of the object, what is the equation to find angular acceleration?

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It's not dependent on either, is it?

Isn't it just dω/dt?

Isn't it just dω/dt?

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[itex]\alpha[/itex] = (ωf^2 - ωi^2)/2[itex]\theta[/itex]

or, instead if you knew the amount of time that elapsed between those velocities:

[itex]\alpha[/itex] = (ωf - ωi)/Δt

theres a bunch of ways you can do it, but just given the mass and radius doesn't tell you very much. the radius helps you find out the angular acceleration and velocity at different points out from your center of mass, or if you have a tangential acceleration and you want to convert to your angular acceleration:

aT = [itex]\alpha[/itex]R

maybe if you said more about your problem there would be a more definite answer

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