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Mechanics 2


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Angular Velocity
Rate of change of angle in radians per second
Centripetal Force
Force needed to keep an object moving in a circle. This force is directed towards the centre of the circular motion
Period of motion
The time taken for an object to undergo 1 oscillation (repetition)
A body is said to be undergoing Simple Harmonic Motion if
It's acceleration is proportional to it's displacement from the equilibrium position and occurs in the opposite direction
Hooke's Law
When an object is bent, stretched, stressed or compressed the restoring force is proportional to the extension