# 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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### 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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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

• 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

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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