Centripetal Motion: Physics Lab


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What is uniform centripetal motion?

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1. If you whirl a ball on a string in a horizontal circle, what is the source of the centripetal force?

2. Based on the centripetal force equation, if you half the radius of the circle, what happens to the centripetal force needed to keep the same object in the circle at the same speed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review the laws of centripetal motion by completing this quiz. Questions will test how well you understand centripetal motion and ask you to use your knowledge to complete practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Provide answers to questions about:

  • The definition of uniform centripetal motion
  • Using the centripetal force equation
  • Sources and effects of centripetal force

Skills Practiced

Build your skills in:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on centripetal motion
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the centripetal force equation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to identify the source of centripetal force

Additional Learning

Centripetal motion is expanded upon in the lesson designed to be studied with this quiz, titled Centripetal Motion: Physics Lab. Read to find out more about:

  • The definition of uniform centripetal force
  • The centripetal force equation
  • Experiments with centripetal force