Angular Acceleration

The Angular Acceleration Interactive provides a tool to investigate the effect of torque and rotational inertia upon the angular acceleration of a rotating system. Modeled after a common Physics lab, the set up allows learners to modify the amount of mass hanging from a string that is wrapped around the spindle, the spindle radius, and the number of platters attached to the spindle. 

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. To facilitate a more directed experience, The Physics Classroom has prepared a guided activity to support the use of this simulation. Visit Student Exercise

Our Angular Acceleration simulation is now available with a Concept Checker. Do the simulation. Then follow it up with the Concept Checker.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.