# Angular Velocity

Angular velocity, abbreviated as \(\omega\) (Greek symbol omega) or \(v_a\), also called angular speed, is the speed that an object moves through an angle, θ. The calculation below calculates ω but does not calculate the relative velocity of a point as it moves throughout the curve.

\(\large{ \omega = \frac { \theta } { t } }\) \(\large{ \omega = \frac { \Delta A } { t } }\) Where: \(\large{ \omega }\) (Greek symbol omega) = angular velocity \(\large{ \Delta A }\) = change in angle displacement \(\large{ t }\) = time \(\large{ \theta }\) (Greek symbol theta) = angle distance |

Tags: Equations for Velocity