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# What is tangential speed?

I think it's a math or science term.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  Morpheus (35) The tangential speed is the instantaneous speed something is moving, measured in units of distance per time. Compare rotational speed, which is measured in units of angle per second. Imagine standing on a rotating disk that makes one rotation per second. Then your rotational speed is 360 degrees per second, whereas your tangential speed depends on where you stand.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  nupur66 (22) Tangential speed is how fast a point on a circular object is moving at a certain distance from the center.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  VB (361) Tangential speed is how fast a point on a circular object is moving at a certain distance from the center. So, if you have an object going in a circle around a middle point, it is how fast the object is going. The further out- the faster the tangential speed.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  Lordschild (1398) Any point on a moving, circular shaped object has the same rotational speed meaning that it rotates the same number of degrees in a certain measure of time. Tangential speed is how fast a point on a circular object travels in a measure of time meaning that the further out from the center the point is, the faster the speed.