Students will learn that in circular motion there is always an acceleration (and hence a force) that points to the center of the circle defined by the objects motion.
Direction of motion and acceleration of an object moving on a circular path.
Reviews satellite motion and the process of calculating centripetal acceleration.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Circular Motion.
This is an activity for students to complete after reading the Circular Motion Concept
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.