Equations of Rotational Motion - QS Study
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As in linear motion, for a body having uniform angular acceleration, here derive the equations of motion.

Let consider a particle start rotating with angular velocity ωo and angular acceleration α. At any instant t, let ω be the angular velocity of the particle and θ the angular displacement produced by the particle.

Therefore change in angular velocity in time; t = ω – ωo

But, angular acceleration = change in angular velocity / change taken

So, α = (ω – ωo)/t

Then, ω = ωo + αt … … … (1)

The total angular displacement = average angular velocity*taken time

θ = ωot + ½ αt2 … … … (2)

Equations (1) and (2) are the equations of rotational motion.