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## If an object is rolling without slipping, how does its linear speed compare to its rotational speed?

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Answer:

v = rw

Explanation:

When an object is rolling continuously without slipping, then every angle it rotates through, is equal to a distance the perimeter has rotated.

If the object completes 10 revolutions and takes a particular time, let’s say t to complete it. The angular distance would then be 20 π rad, while its angular velocity will be 20 π/t

The circumference will somehow translate to the distance it covers, which is 20πr, this means that the speed is 20πr/t

So, like the question asked, the linear speed compared to angular speed is

v : w

20πr/t : 20πt, which can be simplified to

r : 1

In essence, v = rw