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Physics 163 Unit 6: Circular Motion Module is
available. Check with your teacher for due dates.
- The Quiz
Room provides old quizzes with answers so that
students can test their knowledge concerning different
Unit 6: Circular
- A discussion of Newton's laws and kinematic concepts
and their application to circular motion; a variety of
informative graphics are provided and common
misconceptions are addressed - start in Lesson
1a of Unit 6 at The Physics Classroom.
- A introduction to the mathematics of circular motion
with a few sample problems and discussion - check out
Lesson 1e of
Unit 6 at The Physics Classroom.
- An illustration of how to use free-body diagrams and
Newton's laws to solve complex circular motion problems;
several examples (many of which are identical to the
packet problems) with detailed discussion are given on
four separate web pages - start in Lesson
2a of Unit 6 at The Physics Classroom.
- A discussion of Newton's universal law of
gravitation, including the apple and the moon argument -
start in Lesson
3a of Unit 6 at The Physics Classroom.
- An illustration of how an inverse square law can be
used as a "guide to thinking" about how an alteration in
one variable would effect a second variable - see the end
3b and of Lesson
3c of Unit 6 at The Physics Classroom. (Be sure to
look at the Check Your Understanding sections on these
- A discussion of Kepler's laws and their description
of planetary motion - check out Lesson
4a of Unit 6 at The Physics Classroom.
- A discussion of satellite motion, including a
discussion of motion characteristics, orbital speed,
orbital period and energy conservation - start in
Lesson 4b of
Unit 6 at The Physics Classroom.
animation which illustrates the vector nature of the
velocity and acceleration of an object in circular
animation which illustrates the natural tendency of a
passenger in a car to follow an inertial, straight-line
animation which illustrates the need for a
centripetal force in order for an object to move in
circular motion; animation resembles the
whiteboard/tennis ball demo performed in class.
animation which illustrates and discusses the
free-body diagram for an object moving through a roller
animation which illustrates and discusses why
satellites can merely be though of as free-falling
objects with so great a speed that they fall towards the
Earth without ever reaching the Earth.
animation which illustrates Kepler's second law of
motion - the law of equal areas.
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