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Old 09-08-2012, 07:36 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by toly View Post
The formula (4) acc = ω(r + d) in defines linear speed Vlin, not acceleration. Thus, Vlin = ω(r + d), and formula (1) Me =F/acc is meaningless???
No. ω is angular acceleration (as said in the document). You can also see that I have used M=ω*I which indicates that it is angular acceleration. So the formula is correct.

However, ω is often used to denote angular velocity so you are right that it is confusing. I will change in the document. Thanks for being a careful reader.

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