You get to learn about circular motion through the real-life example of a Ferris wheel in motion. Then study harmonic motion by experimenting with the pendulum of a clock.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
What is centripetal force?
Centripetal force is the force that is toward the center of the circular rotation. It acts upon an object in order for the object to move in uniform circular motion. It is also known as center-seeking force.
In uniform circular motion, what are the period and the frequency?
The period is the time it takes an object to make one complete rotation or revolution. The frequency is the number of revolutions made in one second.
A carriage on a Ferris wheel moves one-eighth the distance around the Ferris wheel in one second. How should the frequency be written algebraically?
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define the following terms: centripetal acceleration, centripetal force, and circular motion.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||centripetal acceleration, centripetal force, circular motion|