Angular Velocity: 200 Meter Dash

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Do curves slow runners down or help their speed? Pupils simulate a 200-meter dash to calculate the angular and linear velocity of a runner. They then determine whether the runner is faster around the curved section of the track or the straightaway. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Lead the class in a discussion about deriving the formulas for linear velocity
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  • Individuals should be able to convert from degrees to radians

  • Shows the correct answer if an incorrect answer is chosen
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