Circular Motion

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Circular Motion

Velocity - speed with a direction

If an object is travelling in a circle it's constantly changing direction which means it's accelerating, meaning there must be a force acting on it

This force acts towards the centre of the circle - centripetal force

In an exam you could be asked to say which force is providing the centripetal force, tension…




Is there no example of gravity providing the centripetal force or is one of those a typo? Really not understanding this chapter though these notes are helping! Thanks.

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