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 Aerodynamics: Flight Dynamics: Mechanics: Electrical: Composites: Definitions & Algorithms Definitions & Algorithms Definitions & Algorithms Definitions & Algorithms Definitions & Algorithms Definitions & Algorithms Symbols Symbols Symbols Symbols

Symbols are American National Standard Letter Symbols where possible. [See ~ MH p.115]

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 Symbol Name Definition Unit(s) Metric English a a Acceleration, linear m/s2 ft/s2 g g Acceleration, due to gravity 32.26 ft/sec2 g0 g0 Pound force, 32.17 ft/sec2 32.17 ft/sec2 k k Radius of Gyration m m Mass n n Revolutions per unit of time r r Radius t t time A A Area cm2 ft2 D D Diameter E E Modulus of Elasticity EK EK Kinetic Energy F F Force newton lbf HP HP Power ft lb / sec I I Gear durability factor I I Moment of Inertia J J Inertia, polar (area) moment of J J Gear strength factor JM JM Moment of inertia about the axis of rotation Kg·m2 lb-ft-sec2 RPM Rotational speed revs/min L L Angular momentum M M Moment lb-ft P P Power N·m ft lb / sec SHP SHP Shaft Horsepower ft lb / sec Q Q Torque N·m lbf-ft W W Weight or Load Z Z Section Modulus α alpha Twist angle of joint degrees α alpha Acceleration, Angular rad/sec2 β Beta Deflection angle of joint degrees ω omega Velocity, Angular, Angular frequency, Angular speed rad·s-1 or rad/sec Ω Omega Rotational speed rad/sec τ tau Torque N·m lbf·ft

Last Revised: October 15, 2008