(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I'm working on a problem in which I have to calculate the centrifugal force. I know the equation and everything, I'm just stuck on what units my angular velocity should have.

2. Relevant equations

[tex]\vec{F_{cen}}=-m\omega\times(\omega \times r')[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

I've evaluated the above with angular velocity having units rotations*s^-1. I know that angular velocity should have units rad/s but I'm wondering how one gets units of Newtons when using rad/s as the unit of angular velocity. I've never really understood this, what is so special about radians that you can ignore them when converting units?

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# Homework Help: Centrifugal Force and Angular Velocity

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