What is the meaning of angular frequency?

Asked by  | 4th Mar, 2012, 10:48: AM

Expert Answer:

Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time. It is also referred to as temporal frequency. For cyclical processes, such as rotation, oscillations, or waves, frequency is defined as a number of cycles per unit time. 

Angular frequency ? is defined as the rate of change of angular displacement, ?, (during rotation), or the rate of change of the phase of a sinusoidal waveform (e.g. in oscillations and waves), or as the rate of change of the argument to the sine function:

Answered by  | 4th Mar, 2012, 12:02: PM

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