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Motion in a Circle

Motion in a Circle

This web page, authored and curated by David P. Stern, describes motion of an object traveling in a circle. The need for centripetal force to maintain the object's acceleration is derived using algebra and the Pythagoras theorem. A related lesson plan is available. This is part of "From Stargazers to Starships," and extensive web site presenting physics concepts to understand astronomy and space science.

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