Instructional Video

Circular Motion

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A circular motion problem in physics can really throw you for a loop. A video explains what circular motion is and how it is figured. It also describes centripetal force and the importance of friction and magnitude. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use a ball on a string to demonstrate the force
Classroom Considerations
  • Be aware that YouTube comments are not monitores and are open to the public
  • Video best fits as an introduction to centripetal force
  • Video is the 46th in a series of 49
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Provides closed captioning and a full script
  • Good for visual learners
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