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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

by CK-12 //at grade
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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## Centripetal Acceleration

by Tyson Grover //at grade
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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## Unit 7.6 Centripetal Acceleration

by Scott //at grade
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

by CK-12 //at grade
Learn about orbits and how an object can stay in orbit under the influence of gravity.
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• Interactive Simulations

## Tetherball

by CK-12 //at grade
Learn about centripetal motion in the context of a game of tetherball.
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## Centripetal Acceleration

by Helena Steffens //basic
Watch this informative video about centripetal acceleration to learn more about it. Use the practice at the end of the video to test what you've learned.
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## Centripetal Acceleration Quiz - PPB

by CK-12 //at grade
Calculations involving the equation a=v^2/r, angular acceleration concepts.
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• Critical Thinking

## Centripetal Acceleration Discussion Questions

by CK-12 //at grade
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Centripetal Acceleration.
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• Real World Application

## Defying Gravity

by Savanna Li //at grade
Check out a real life amusement park ride that uses centripetal force!
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• Real World Application

## It's a Physics Finish!

by Vishal Satish //at grade
How can a racecar be used to model the various possible effects of centripetal acceleration on matter?
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• Real World Application

## Centripetal Acceleration Poster

by High Tech High Charter School //at grade
Explore the centripetal acceleration of a speed skater around a circular course.
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• Real World Application

## Centripetal Acceleration

by High Tech High Charter School //at grade
Explore the centripetal acceleration of a speed skater around a circular course.
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• Study Guide

## Circular Motion Study Guide

by CK-12 //at grade
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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## Centripetal Acceleration Flashcards

by CK-12 //basic
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Centripetal Acceleration.
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