Introduction to circular motion

Circular motion

This simulation shows what circular motion looks like. Observe the relationship between period, radius and linear velocity.

Change of velocity in circular motion

This animation shows the change of the velocity vector in a circular motion. Click on the boxes of the different steps (1, 2...) and observe the results.

Centripetal acceleration

This animation shows the velocity and acceleration vectors in a circular motion.

Circular acceleration

Car in a circular motion

When a car moves in a circular motion, centripetal force is generated by friction with the surface. On a wet surface, the friction is reduced, the car will tend to move outwards.
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