In general: v = r \omega

where \omega is the angular speed in rad \, s^{-1} ,

r is the radius of the circle in metres,

v is the velocity in ms^{-1} .

where \omega is the angular speed in rad \, s^{-1} ,

r is the radius of the circle in metres,

v is the velocity in ms^{-1} .

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## Glossary

### angular speed

the rate at which the angle changes in circular motion

### circle

a conic curve with equation (x-a)²+(y-b)²=r²

### speed

velocity without direction; a scalar quantity

### velocity

the rate of change of displacement. It is a vector quantity with magnitude and direction.