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

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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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1672, in the meaning defined above

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