# Angular Velocity of a Rolling Sphere

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Angular velocity of a rolling sphere, abbreviated as $$\omega$$ (Greek symbol omega), without slipping is the velocity of a point on the circumference (relative to the center of the sphere), divided by the radius of the sphere.

## Angular Velocity of a Rolling Sphere formula

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

### Where:

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

$$\large{ v }$$ = velocity

$$\large{ r }$$ = sphere radius