Tutorial prepared by prof.Fabrizio Donato
Angular Displacement (Θ)
Is usually expressed in radians, degrees or in revolution.
1 revolution=360 degrees=2π radians or 1 radian =57.3 degrees
One radian is the angle the angle subtended at the centre by an arc length equal to the radius of the
circle. Thus an angle (Θ) in radians is given in terms of arc length (l) it subtend on a circle of radius (r) by:
Angular Speed (Ѡ)
It is the scalar measure of rotation rate.In one complete rotation, angular distance traveled is 2
(360 degrees)and time is time period (T) than,angular speed
= f (frequency).thus, the rotation rate is also expressed as angular frequency.
SI Unit: rad/s
Angular Acceleration (α)
Is the rate of change of angular velocity. In SI units, it is measured in radians per second squared
(rad/s2), and is usually denoted by the Greek letter alpha (α).
Relationship between linear velocity and angular velocity
We know that linear speed,
where S is linear displacement of arc, and
Therefore, linear speed