Centripetal Force and Acceleration includes the following learning objectives:

  • Draw a diagram to show the direction of velocity, acceleration and centripetal force for an object in circular motion;
  • Draw a vector diagram to illustrate that the acceleration of a particle moving with constant speed in a circle is directed towards the centre of the circle;
  • Recall and apply the expressions for centripetal acceleration;
  • Identify the force producing circular motion in various situations;
  • Recall and apply the expressions for centripetal force.

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