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Homework Help: Angular velocity -velocity conversion

  1. Feb 16, 2010 #1
    angular velocity --velocity conversion

    I am a bit confused about angular velocity --velocity conversion . I thought of a problem in my mind which is as follows

    There is a particle moving with velocity v in certain direction as shown in the figure.and I want to calculate the angular velocity wrt the reference point. is it vsin@/r.

    and also is v=rw valid in any condition for angular velocity --velocity conversion . please explain the validity of this formulae I didnt understand what this formulae( v=rw ) actually means

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  3. Feb 16, 2010 #2


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    Re: angular velocity --velocity conversion

    You can use the expression ω=(rxv)/r^2.
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