Find the Dimensions of Angular Speed ω. - Physics

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Find the dimensions of
(a) angular speed ω,
(b) angular acceleration α,
(c) torque τ and
(d) moment of interia I.
Some of the equations involving these quantities are \[\omega = \frac{\theta_2 - \theta_1}{t_2 - t_1}, \alpha = \frac{\omega_2 - \omega_1}{t_2 - t_1}, \tau = F . r \text{ and }I = m r^2\].
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(a) Dimensions of angular speed,
\[\omega = \frac{\theta}{t} = \left[ M^0 L^0 T^{- 1} \right]\]
(b) Angular acceleration,
\[\alpha = \frac{\omega}{t}\]
Here, ω = [M0L0T−1] and = [T]
So, dimensions of angular acceleration = [M0L0T−2]
(c) Torque, τ =Frsinθ
Here, F = [MLT−2] and r = [L]
So, dimensions of torque = [ML2T−2]
(d) Moment of inertia = mr2
Here, m = [M] and r2 = [L2]
So, dimensions of moment of inertia = [ML2T0]

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