Unit 5: Circular Motion and Gravity
In this unit, we will study the simplest form of curved motion: uniform circular motion, or motion in a circular path at constant speed. In some ways, this unit is a continuation of the previous unit on dynamics, but we will introduce new concepts such as angular velocity and acceleration, centripetal force, and the force of gravity.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 15 hours.
5.1: Angular Velocity and Acceleration
5.2: Centripetal Force
5.3: Newton's Law of Gravity
Unit 5 Assessment