centripetal acceleration


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centripetal acceleration

Rate of change in velocity per unit of time while on a circular or curved course. Synonym: central acceleration
See also: acceleration
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Revolutionary centripetal acceleration error correction algorithm provides superior roll orientation stability in highly dynamic environments
An example of such an analysis is shown in Fig 3 and 4, where a test vehicle route has been reported: in the point labelled A the car was not moving and no problems were reported, in B a turning has been undertaken with a speed of 30 km/h, causing centripetal acceleration, in C and in E the discomfort is due to a sudden stop, as can be outlined by the X axis acceleration; finally, in D a very high acceleration RMS along the Z axis has been registered, caused by a speed bump, whose location has been reported on Fig.
Effectively therefore the formula for centripetal acceleration under relativity substitutes Relativistic Velocity for Actual Velocity in the standard textbook formula.