What is Tangential Velocity? - Definition & Formula

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

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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 _____.

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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
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