Tangential Velocity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

velocity tangentialTangential 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

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

\(\large{ r }\) = radius

 

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