linear acceleration


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lin·e·ar ac·cel·er·a·tion

the rate of change of velocity without a change in direction; for example, when the speed of an aircraft increases while flying a straight pathway.

linear acceleration

Rate of change in velocity per unit of time while on a straight course.
See also: acceleration
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The 3-2-1 array is generally presented as a configuration consisting of a triaxial linear acceleration unit at the origin with a pair of y-axis and z-axis oriented accelerometers on an arm along the x-axis with a single z-axis oriented accelerometer located on an arm along the y-axis; the equations for angular acceleration for this configuration consist of Eqs 4-6 [27, 30, 31, 32].
Specifications of Motion Node accelerometer Measures Linear acceleration Range/Sensitivity [+ or -] 2g or [+ or -] 6g Resolution 0.
The radiation units in most hospitals are built in the basement out of necessity, because the linear acceleration machines must be housed in rooms with thick concrete walls and steel doors to prevent the staff from being exposed.
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Psychophysical thresholds associated with the simulation of linear acceleration (AIAA CP-2000-4294).
One is triggered by linear acceleration and deceleration in a straight line, such as the sudden stop when a head hits the ground at the end of a fall.
The vestibular system measures the head's angular velocity and linear acceleration and detects head position relative to the gravitational axis.
2, the new diesel engine is both highly efficient and clean-burning, and delivers exceptional driving performance with powerful torque and linear acceleration, as well as outstanding environmental performance.
Therefore, gyroscope performance often relates to the sensitivity of a device's bias to different environmental factors, such as temperature variation, supply variation, off-axis rotation, and linear acceleration (linear-g and rectified-g x g).