Enter the total angular change in position and the time into the calculator to determine maximum angular velocity.

Maximum Angular Velocity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Maximum Angular Velocity.

MAV =  Δ θ / Δ t
  • Where MAV is the maximum angular velocity (rad/s)
  • Δ θ is the change in angular position (radians)
  • Δ t is the change in time (seconds)

To calculate maximum angular velocity, divide the change in angular position by the change in time.

What is a Maximum Angular Velocity?


A maximum angular velocity describes the maximum rate of change of angular position with respect to time.

How to Calculate Maximum Angular Velocity?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Maximum Angular Velocity.

First, determine the change in angular position. In this example, the change in angular position is found to be 100 radians.

Next, determine the change in time. For this problem, the change in time is found to be 20 seconds.

Finally, calculate the Maximum Angular Velocity using the formula above:

MAV =  Δ θ / Δ t

MAV =  100 / 20

MAV = 5 radians/s