Appendix B Linear and Angular Velocity

images Linear Velocity When an object travels a distance s along any path in time t, its linear velocity v or linear speed is defined to be

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EXAMPLE 1 Linear Velocity

The linear velocity of a runner who finishes a 10 km race in 1.25 h is given by

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You might recognize (1) in the more familiar form 5 = vt, that is, distance = rate X time.

Angular Velocity Now consider a point P on a circle of radius r shown in figure ...

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