How to Convert Angular Velocity to Linear Velocity


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What exactly is it that angular velocity measures?

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1. Assuming an object is rotating around a circular path, what do we get when we divide change in angle of the object from the axis it's rotating around by the time it took for that rotation to occur?

2. Which of the following is the formula for converting angular velocity into linear velocity?

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The worksheet and quiz are available in case you want to assess your knowledge of converting angular velocity to linear velocity. Formulas involved in these conversions are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials help gauge your knowledge of:

  • The formula used for converting angular velocity into linear velocity
  • Finding tangential linear velocity
  • What angular velocity measures
  • Calculating instantaneous angular velocity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on converting angular velocity to linear velocity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about converting instantaneous angular velocity to tangential linear velocity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about something angular velocity measures and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you would like to review more, go through the lesson called How to Convert Angular Velocity to Linear Velocity. Other topics you can explore include:

  • The difference between linear and angular velocity
  • When it is appropriate to calculate linear velocity
  • Examples of finding angular velocity