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Chapter 9: Circular Motion Questions
Chapter 9 Circular Motion Questions
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Physics
12/21/2011

Term
 Axis
Definition
 straight line around which an object may rotate or revolve
Term
 Revolution
Definition
 Motion of an object turning around an axis outside the object
Term
 Centrifugal Force
Definition
 An apparent outward force. A false force. Is really the lack of centripetal force
Term
 Rotation
Definition
 spinning motion when an object rotates about an axis located within the object)
Term
 Tangential speed
Definition
 speed of an object moving along a circular path)
Term
 Linear speed
Definition
 the path distance moved per unit of time
Term
 Centripetal force:
Definition
 a center directed force that causes an object to move in a curved path
Term
 Rotational speed
Definition
 number of rotations per unit time
Term
Definition
 r
Term
 Symbol for: Tangential speed
Definition
 ν
Term
 Symbol for: Rotational speed
Definition
 w
Term
 Units for w
Definition
 rotations/minute
Term
 Units for v
Definition
 m/s
Term
 Give the Mathematical relationship between tangential speed and rotational speed
Definition
 (ν = rw)
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