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Unformatted text preview: Each part of every 2D path can be approximated by a part of a circle This lets you estimate the component of the acceleration Where it curves fast, r is small, and v 2 /r is large; when slow, its small r eff r eff Relative Velocity Let r A/B be the relative position of object A with respect to object B (or frame of reference B ) Let v A/B be the relative velocity of object A with respect to object B (or frame of reference B ) A B B P A P r r r / / / A B B P A P v v v / / / Differentiate with respect to time: Velocity addition (Galilean transformation)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course PHYSICS 140 taught by Professor Evrard during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.
 Winter '07
 Evrard
 Physics

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