angular acceleration

noun

: the rate of change per unit time of angular velocity

Examples of angular acceleration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As predicted, limiting elastic energy resulted in slower angular acceleration of the arm and a slower throw. Becky Lang, Discover Magazine, 26 June 2013 There are two more things to think about: torque and angular acceleration. Rhett Allain, Wired, 16 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1745, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of angular acceleration was in 1745

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“Angular acceleration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angular%20acceleration. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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