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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello, I'm in desperate need of some help with a problem regarding spiral motion. If a particle moves along a spiral path by degrees θ in time t with intial angular velocity ω

(See link for spiral picture) http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ArchimedesSpiral.html

So in other words, is spiral motion any different than standard rotational motion with regards to calculating angular velocity/acceleration? It seems I would need to account for arc length (s) and curvature (k) using the equations in the posted link.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

_{o}, can the rotational kinematic equation (θ = ω_{o}t + (1/2)[itex]\alpha[/itex]t^{2}) still be applied? I'm trying to solve for angular acceleration [itex]\alpha[/itex].(See link for spiral picture) http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ArchimedesSpiral.html

So in other words, is spiral motion any different than standard rotational motion with regards to calculating angular velocity/acceleration? It seems I would need to account for arc length (s) and curvature (k) using the equations in the posted link.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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