revolution per minute


revolution per minute
(RPM or rpm or r/min)
   a unit of angular velocity, used particularly for rotation rates in mechanics. One r/min equals 0.104 720 radian per second. The tachometers on auto dashboards are usually calibrated in units of 1000 r/min.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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