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# Centripetal Acceleration

## Objects moving in a circle must experience acceleration and force perpendicular to their direction of travel.

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## Centripetal Acceleration

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Students will learn what is centripetal acceleration, where it applies and how to calculate it. Students will also learn when a force is acting as a centripetal force and how to apply it.

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• Interactive Simulations

## Newton's Cannon

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Learn about orbits and how an object can stay in orbit under the influence of gravity.

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• Interactive Simulations

## Tetherball

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Learn about centripetal motion in the context of a game of tetherball.

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• Simulation

## Ladybug Motion in 2D

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Shows how centripetal motion changes with position, velocity, and acceleration.

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## Centripetal Acceleration Practice

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## Centripetal Acceleration Quiz - PPB

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Calculations involving the equation a=v^2/r, angular acceleration concepts.

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• Critical Thinking

## Centripetal Acceleration Discussion Questions

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A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Centripetal Acceleration.

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• Study Guide

## Circular Motion Study Guide

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This study guide provides an overview of circular and rotational motion: centripetal force, discussion of fictitious force, calculating period and frequency, determining the rotational axis, calculating angular quantities, and precession.

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