Tangential Velocity

Principle purpose of this lecture is to present on Tangential Velocity. The tangential velocity component vt is the rate ds/dt at which the particle moves around the circle, where s is the arc length. The tangential velocity is the velocity measured at any point tangent to a turning wheel. Thus tangential velocity, vt is related to the angular velocity of the wheel, ω, and the radius of the wheel, r. Vt = ω r; Vt = tangential velocity; ω = angular velocity and r = radius of wheel.