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Demonstration: A fun demonstration of the relationship between energy stored gravitationally, and energy stored kinetically...
Demonstration: To show the link between constant speed in a straight line and constant speed in circular motion.
Class practical: Measuring the variables involved in circular motion, to find out whether the formula for centripetal...
Demonstration: This shows an electron beam being deflected by a magnetic field into a circular path.
Class practical: This is a modification of the practical, Experimental test of F = mv²/R.
Demonstration: A further example of the motion of an object travelling in a circle.
Demonstration: An alternative method of investigating centripetal force quantitatively.
Class practical: This shows an everyday example of circular motion, the Moon going round the Earth.
Demonstration: To show the tangential motion of an object when it is released from circular motion.
Class practical: To begin to explore circular motion in more detail.
A thought experiment about a common example of circular motion to stimulate a fruitful classroom discussion.
This sequence of ideas can help students understand orbital motion.
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