What is Tangential Velocity? - Definition & Formula


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

An object is rotating about a center 2 meters away. It takes 4 seconds to make one complete revolution. The period is _____.

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. If the frequency of rotation, f, is 1Hz, the angular frequency, ω, is _____.

2. An object takes 2 seconds to make one complete revolution. The center is located 3 meters away. The tangential velocity is _____.

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet you'll be assessed on the basics of tangential velocity. For the quiz you'll need to know about key points such as the period of a given revolution and how to calculate for angular frequency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer quiz questions on:

  • How to calculate for tangential velocity
  • The distance to the center in a rotation
  • How to calculate for the number of seconds it takes for one rotation

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve tangential velocity basics practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about calculating velocity in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tangential and angular velocity and how they are calculated

Additional Learning

Learn more about the topic via the lesson entitled What is Tangential Velocity? - Definition & Formula. These areas of study will be covered:

  • How to define vector
  • What velocity is
  • The relevance of speed with regard to calculating velocity
  • What tangential velocity describes
  • A period of revolution and what it represents
  • Definitions of angular speed and circular frequency