Curvilinear Motion

 

 

Position vector: r

Velocity: v

 

 

Note: The velocity gets its direction from , and at the limit is tangent to the path of the particle. Therefore, velocity is always tangent to the path of the particle.

 

Speed: v=|v|

 

Acceleration: a

 

 


Mehrdad Negahban and the University of Nebraska, 1999-2000.

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Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0526