Uniform Circular Motion

The name says it all.  This unit will examine how objects behave when traveling in a circular path at a constant speed.  We'll discuss Centripetal Acceleration and Centripetal Forces, and why there really isn't a Centrifugal Force.  We'll also look at Gravity and take a bit more in-depth study as to what it is and what it does.  When we couple these two topics together, we are able to study satellites (natural and man-made) and how their orbits are determined.  That's right! Now we're talking rocket science! Read on...