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.
Learn about orbits and how an object can stay in orbit under the influence of gravity.
Learn about centripetal motion in the context of a game of tetherball.
Shows how centripetal motion changes with position, velocity, and acceleration.
Calculations involving the equation a=v^2/r, angular acceleration concepts.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Centripetal Acceleration.
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.