The Magnitude of Angular Velocity calculator computes the angular velocity based on the angular displacement and the elapsed time.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Angular Velocity (ω): The calculator returns the angular velocity in degrees per second. However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
The,ω, describes the speed of rotation and typically, when specified in vector form, also describes the instantaneous orientation of the axis of rotation.
author: Michael Bartmess
In physics, the angular velocity is defined as the rate of change of angular displacement and is a vector quantity which specifies the angular speed (rotational speed) of an object and the axis about which the object is rotating.
The angular velocity vector, `vec omega`, would be pointing along the vector orientation of the axis of rotation using the right hand rule for positive and negative rotation direction. I.e, if the rotation were in the x-y plane as shown in the picture, the velocity vector would be pointing normal to the x-y plane in the positive z direction.