angular velocity

noun

Definition of angular velocity

: the rate of rotation around an axis usually expressed in radians or revolutions per second or per minute

Examples of angular velocity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The direction of this Magnus force is perpendicular to both the velocity vector and the angular velocity vector (which is in the direction of the axis of rotation). Rhett Allain, WIRED, "Let's Break Down the Physics of a Wickedly Curving Baseball," 31 July 2019 Even though the angular momentum stays constant, the angular velocity (the direction of rotation) will change. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Twisty Physics of Simone Biles' Historic Triple-Double," 12 Aug. 2019 From that paper, the coefficient depends on the speed, angular velocity, and type of surface. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "Let's Break Down the Physics of a Wickedly Curving Baseball," 31 July 2019 That’s why the angular velocity to the club is so high. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters: Future looks bright for Minnesota’s 3M Open," 6 July 2019 And a couple more notes: The ω is the angular velocity vector. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "Let's Use Physics to Model a Curving Soccer Ball," 24 June 2018 The direction of this Magnus force is perpendicular to the velocity and depends on both the velocity and the angular velocity (how fast the ball spins). Rhett Allain, WIRED, "Let's Use Physics to Model a Curving Soccer Ball," 24 June 2018 What about the relationship between the angular velocity and the length of the string? Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Physics of Swinging a Mass on a String for Fun," 9 May 2018 The angular velocity will then bey 2π divided by this time. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Physics of Swinging a Mass on a String for Fun," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of angular velocity

1672, in the meaning defined above

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4 Dec 2019

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“Angular velocity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angular%20velocity. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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