
Definition of Centripetal acceleration
1. Noun. The acceleration toward the center that holds a satellite in elliptical orbit.
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Literary usage of Centripetal acceleration
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"Distinguish tangential from centripetal acceleration. 7. ... Measurement of Force
Required to Give centripetal acceleration to a Given Body. ..."
2. Elementary Mechanics Including Hydrostatics and Pneumatics by Oliver Lodge (1897)
"Value of Centripetal Force and centripetal acceleration. 60. Now, to find the
magnitude of this force, we must regard the motion of the particle as ..."
3. Elementary Mechanics for Engineering Students by Francis M. Hartmann (1910)
"centripetal acceleration. Velocity has been defined as being constant when the
rate of motionâ€”speed is constant, and further, when there is no change in ..."
4. Mechanics by CharlesEdouard Guillaume (1915)
"centripetal acceleration and Centrifugal Force. We have already seen that a mass
to which an acceleration is being imparted resists by exerting a force that ..."
5. The Dynamics of Particles and of Rigid, Elastic, and Fluid Bodies: Being by Arthur Gordon Webster (1904)
"They represent the centripetal acceleration of the transported point. (If p, q7
r are constant, we have in the last two terms the ordinary expressions for ..."
6. The Science of Mechanics: A Critical and Historical Account of Its Development by Ernst Mach (1919)
"105. tan a = a, the following, as the complete expression for the centripetal
acceleration of a uniform motion in a circle, <pr VT ? ..."