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Tangential Acceleration is introduced and visualized. Example problem is worked through. We even relate arc length, tangential velocity, and tangential acceleration via the derivative! Example: A record player is plugged in and uniformly accelerates to 45 revolutions per minute in 0.85 seconds. Mints are located 3.0 cm, 8.0 cm, and 13.0 cm from the center of the record. What is the magnitude of the tangential acceleration of each mint?

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Content Times:

0:21 The tangential acceleration equation

0:55 Translating the example problem

2:13 Solving for angular acceleration

3:02 Solving for tangential accelerations

4:16 Visualizing the tangential accelerations

5:05 Using the derivative to relate arc length, tangential velocity, and tangential acceleration

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