Angular velocity is the rate of rotation of an object along a specific axes. For example, the blades of a ceiling fan rotate around the fan’s central axis. Angular velocity is often measured in the number of degrees the object rotates every second (°/sec) or the number of complete revolutions every minute (RPM). The PocketLab’s gyroscope measures the angular velocity of the PocketLab about the x-, y-, and z-axis.
In this experiment students will: 1. Explore how the rotation of an object along three different axes can be represented graphically 2. Determine how the x-, y-, and z-axis are oriented on the PocketLab.
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