Enter the change in angular velocity and the change in time into the calculator to determine the Normal Component of Acceleration. 

Normal Component of Acceleration Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Normal Component of Acceleration.

An = dVa / dT

  • Where An  is the Normal Component of Acceleration (rad/s^2)
  • dVa is the change in angular velocity (rad/s)
  • dT is the change in time (s)

What are the units for Normal Component of Acceleration?

In the International System of Units, also known as SI units, the units for Normal Component of Acceleration are rad/s^2.

How to Calculate Normal Component of Acceleration?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Normal Component of Acceleration.

First, determine the change in angular velocity. In this example, the change in angular velocity  is calculated or measured to be 40 (rad/s).

Next, determine the change in time. For this problem, the change in time  is determined to be 10 (s).

Finally, calculate the Normal Component of Acceleration using the formula above: 

An = dVa / dT

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

An = 40 / 10 = 4 (rad/s^2)