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ERIC Number: EJ974129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Angular Acceleration without Torque?
Kaufman, Richard D.
Physics Teacher, v50 n1 p35-37 Jan 2012
Hardly. Just as Robert Johns qualitatively describes angular acceleration by an internal force in his article "Acceleration Without Force?" here we will extend the discussion to consider angular acceleration by an internal torque. As we will see, this internal torque is due to an internal force acting at a distance from an instantaneous center.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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