Overview

(For a detailed list of expectations, see Terms and Objectives.)

- Concepts
- Kinematics of Circular Motion
- Rotation vs. Revolution
- Linear (tangential) speed vs. rotational (angular) Speed
- Centripetal Acceleration

- Dynamics of Circular Motion
- Centripetal Force
- Work done by the centripetal force
- Centripetal vs. Centrifugal Force
- Rotating Reference Frames
- Simulating Gravity in Space
- Centripetal Force and the Rotation of the Earth

- Centripetal Force
- Concept Summary (download the PowerPoint file)

- Kinematics of Circular Motion
- Applications
- Practice Quizzes
- Labs and Activities
- Linear & Rotational Speed Activity
- Activity - Centripetal force on a Motorized Cart
- Activity - Centripetal force and acceleration using a kinesthetics cart
- Experiment: Centripetal Force & Speed

- Demonstrations
- Direction of the Acceleration Using an Accelerometer

- Supplements
- Links

last update February 2, 2008 by JL Stanbrough