tangential acceleration


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tangential acceleration

[tan′jen·chəl ak‚sel·ə′rā·shən]
(mechanics)
The component of linear acceleration tangent to the path of a particle moving in a circular path.
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5, the tangential acceleration of the point A in its oscillatory motion with amplitude 2a along an ellipse with the radius [rho] = 4l, is directed in the z-direction.
The tangential acceleration is achieved by countering against the hammer's centripetal force.