Tangential Velocity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

velocity tangentialTangential velocity, abbreciated as \(v_t\), is the velocity at any point tangent to a rotating object.

 

Formulas that use Tangential Velocity

\(\large{ v_t = \omega \; r    }\)   
\(\large{ v_t = \frac{ 2 \; \pi \; r }{ t }   }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ v_t }\) = tangential velocity

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

\(\large{ \pi }\) = Pi

\(\large{ r }\) = radius

\(\large{ t }\) = time

 

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