When a body is moving in circular path at a distance r from its center its velocity at any instant will be directed tangentially. This is what we call tangential velocity. In simple words the linear velocity at any instant is its tangential velocity.

Where,

Hence the

If time taken

Tangential velocity formula is useful in calculating the tangential velocity of any given body moving in a circular path. It is expressed in meter per second **(m/s).**

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Given are solved problems on tangential velocity which may be helpful for you.

Given: Radius r = 50 cm = 0.5 m,

Angular velocity $\omega$ = 20 $\pi$

The tangential velocity is given by V

= 0.5 $\times$ 20 $\times$ 3.142

= 31.42 m/s.

The body is traveling from point A to B in 5s. The total time required is $\frac{t}{2}$ = 5 s $\therefore$ t = 10 s.

The tangential velocity is given by V

= $\frac{2 \times 3.142 \times 3}{10}$

= 1.88 m/s.