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Homework Help: Doubt about Resultant (net) velocity

  1. Nov 22, 2015 #1
    So we know that an object undergoing horizontal circular motion, has a angular velocity with direction perpendicular to the plane of motion, and also a linear velocity with a direction perpendicular to the acceleration towards the centre of motion

    Question : if we sum/add the linear+angular velocity, wouldnt there be a Resultant velocity, at an angle above the horizontal?something like North-West,
    Why does the object still undergoes motion along the horizontal circle(west)??
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  3. Nov 22, 2015 #2


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    You cannot add a linear velocity and an angular velocity. They are dimensionally different. It would be like adding an angle to a distance.
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