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Unformatted text preview: Worksheet for Interactive Lab3 : Circular Motion Name ___Rita Borland__________ Physics 216 Grade ___/42 Date May 12, 2010______ Circular motion is one of the fundamental building blocks for understanding the physical world because it is so common. This interactive lets you examine the basic ideas of kinematics and forces for objects moving in circular motion. 1. (6 points) Use the controls under Show Vectors to draw arrows for several different quantities. The velocity vector is drawn in a special way: a big, bold arrow showing its direction and magnitude, plus smaller arrows for its horizontal and vertical components. How are the directions of the acceleration and force vectors related? They both point in the same direction. What about the directions of the velocity and force vectors? They are not related. The force points towards the center of the circular path and the velocity is pointing in the direction of the motion of the ball. And how are they influenced by the increase in mass and velocity slide bars?...
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