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published by Tom Henderson
This webpage discusses the role of centripetal acceleration and centripetal force. The site also provides an animation to show how circular motion requires an inward force. Links to related concepts are provided.
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Classical Mechanics
- Rotational Dynamics
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- Lower Undergraduate
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© 2007 Tom Henderson
Newton’s second law of motion, centripetal force, circular motion, turning
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Metadata instance created July 26, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
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November 30, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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(2007), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/circmot/cf.cfm).
The Centripetal Force Requirement, (2007), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/circmot/cf.cfm>.
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The Centripetal Force Requirement. (2007, July 25). Retrieved January 22, 2018, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/circmot/cf.cfm
Chicago Format
. The Centripetal Force Requirement. July 25, 2007. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/circmot/cf.cfm (accessed 22 January 2018).
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The Centripetal Force Requirement. 2007. 25 July 2007. 22 Jan. 2018 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/circmot/cf.cfm>.
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