Linear and Angular Velocity

The Linear and Angular Velocity Concept Builder focuses attention upon the relationship between an object location in a rotational cycle and the use of degrees and radians to describe such a position. The Concept Builder consists of 52 total questions organized into 14 different Question Groups and spread across three Activities. In the first activity, Turntable Physics, learners use information given about two different situations to identify the situation with the greatest angular or linear velocity. In the second activity, Case Studies, learners use given information to compare the linear or angular velocity for two different cases of a bucket of peas being whirled in a circle. In the third activity, Do the Math, learners use given information to identify the proper expression for calculating linear or angular velocity. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 14 situations. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

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Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.