Further Physics - Circular Motion

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CIRCULAR MOTION - VELOCITY is constantly changing

  • VELOCITY is both the speed and direction of an object
  • If an object is travelling in a circle then it is CONSTANTLY CHANGING DIRECTION - therefore CONSTANTLY ACCELERATING
  • This means there must be a force acting upon it - this force always acts toward the centre of the circle

The force that keeps an object moving in a circle is called a CENTRIPETAL FORCE

The force proving the CENTRIPETAL…

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