# Tangential Velocity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

## Tangential Velocity

Tangential velocity ( $$v_t$$ ) is the velocity at any point tangent to a rotating object.

### Tangential Velocity formula

$$\large{ v_t = \frac { \omega } { r } }$$

Where:

$$\large{ v_t }$$ = tangential velocity

$$\large{ r }$$ = radius

$$\large{ \omega }$$   (Greek symbol omega) = angular velocity