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Uniform circular motion is the motion of an object in a circle at a constant speed.
Can you help me understand uniform circular motion?
The acceleration vector points to the center of the circle. Since it seeks the center of the circle it is identified as the "centripetal acceleration.
An example of uniform circular motion is a ferris wheel. The velocity vector of the ferris wheel is tangent to the circle (identified as the tangential velocity.)
The centripetal force is the force that also points to the center of the ferris wheel.
I understand now, this means to make the circular motion, there must be a net or unbalanced force towards the center of the circle in order to deviate the object from its tangential path. Lets go to the carnival. I'm tired of studying.
I thought you were tired of studying?
Let's find the circumference of the ferris wheel!
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