Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Exploring Orbits Where the Centripetal Force is Gravity - Section 3: Gravity Simulator

 
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Exploring Orbits Where the Centripetal Force is Gravity

Unit 2: Forces in Two Dimensions
Lesson 11 of 16

Objective: Students apply the circular motion concepts of centripetal force and tangential velocity to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun.

Big Idea: For a planet traveling in a circular orbit, the force of gravity is the centripetal force and the tangential velocity is required to keep the planet in orbit.

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