Originally posted by Best101Angular velocity and tangential velocity sometimes got confusing.
I need some help with some formulas. Can someone tell me the formulas for finding Angular Velocity, and Tangental(SP?) Velocity?
These are for Circular Motion problems
Originally posted by RamnedAngular velocity is measured in degrees or radians per unit of time; tangential velocity is distance per time.
Angular velocity and tangential velocity sometimes got confusing.
Ang v is the actual speed you go around the circle; tangential speed is the speed you are going tangential to the circle - for example if you swing a rock and let go, it flies off in a straight line TANGENTIAL to the circle with a tangential velocity.
Originally posted by wolfgang59tangential velocity is a vector quantity, but since its direction is always tangent to its position in the circular path it travels, is it at all useful to consider tangential speed (the magnitude of tangential velocity)? i'm not much of a physics guy, just sort of mathematically musing...
An object's tangential velocity IS its velocity, which being a vector quantity is constantly changing. When the string breaks on that rock you are swinging around your head it flies off with that velocity.