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A potter’s wheel rotates. A location farther from the axis will have a greater...
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Angular velocity is defined as the rate of change of angular displacement. It is a vector quantity (magnitude + direction). The magnitude component is the angular speed, while the direction is the axis about which the object is rotating.
The relationship of tangential velocity, v, and angular velocity `omega` is given by:``
`omega = v/r` where r is the radius.
Using this relation, we see that as an object moves further away from the center, the object will have lower angular velocity. The closer the object is to the center, the higher its angular velocity.
Posted by mvcdc on May 11, 2013 at 2:07 PM (Answer #1)
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