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Flashcards in Symbols and Units Deck (32):
1

What is the symbol for angular displacement?

θ

2

What is the unit of angular displacement?

Radians (rad)

3

What is the symbol for initial angular velocity?

ω0

4

What is the symbol for angular velocity?

ω

5

What is the unit of angular velocity?

radians per second (rad s-1)

6

What is the symbol for angular acceleration?

α

7

What is the unit of angular acceleration?

Radians per second squared (rad s-2)

8

What is the symbol for tangential speed?

v

9

What is the unit of tangential speed?

metres per second (ms-1)

10

What is the symbol for tangential acceleration?

at

11

What is the unit of tangential accleration?

metres per second squared (ms-2)

12

What is the symbol for centripetal acceleration?

ar

13

What is the unit of centripetal accleration?

metres per second squared (ms-2)

14

What is the symbol for moment of inertia?

I

15

What is the unit of moment of inertia?

Kilogram metres squared (kg m2)

16

What is the symbol for torque?

T

17

What is the unit of torque?

Newton metres (Nm)

18

What is the symbol for angular momentum?

L

19

What is the unit of angular momentum?

Kilogram metres squared per second (kg m2 s-1)

20

What is the symbol for angular frequency?

ω

21

What is the unit of angular frequency?

radians per second (rad s-1)

22

What is the symbol for gravitational potential?

V

23

What is the unit of gravitational potential?

Joules per kilogram (J kg-1)

24

What is the symbol for luminosity?

L

25

What is the unit of luminosity?

Watts (W)

26

What is the symbol for apparent brightness?

b

27

What is the unit of apparent brightness?

Watts per square metre (W m-2)

28

What is the symbol for magnetic induction (magnetic field strength)?

B

29

What is the unit of magnetic induction (magnetic field strength)?

Tesla (T)

30

What is the symbol for phase angle?

Φ

31

What is the unit of phase angle?

Radians (rad)

32

How many joules of energy are in one electron-volt?

1.6 x 10-19 J