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Ch 10: Chapter 10: Circular Motion

About This Chapter

The Circular Motion chapter of this Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics Companion Course helps students learn the essential physics lessons of circular motion. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Circular Motion textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics' Circular Motion chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the circular motion topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Examples of potential energy
  • Translational and rotational motion
  • Uniform circular motion
  • Equations for rotational kinematics
  • How to solve centripetal force problems

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5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Chapter 10: Circular Motion
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Potential Energy? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Potential Energy? - Definition & Examples

All great educators and parents inspire us to reach our potential - to discover parts of us yet to be realized. Potential energy in science is not much different. This lesson explores the concept of energy that has the potential to do work.

Differences Between Translational & Rotational Motion

2. Differences Between Translational & Rotational Motion

After watching this lesson, you'll be able to explain the difference between translational and rotational motion, explain how translational quantities are replaced by rotational ones in physics and apply Newton's First Law to rotation. A short quiz follows.

Uniform Circular Motion: Definition & Mathematics

3. Uniform Circular Motion: Definition & Mathematics

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what uniform circular motion is, in terms of both acceleration and forces. You will also be able to use equations for centripetal force and acceleration to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

The Centripetal Force Requirement: Definition, Examples & Problems

4. The Centripetal Force Requirement: Definition, Examples & Problems

What keeps a roller coaster in a loop? Learn about centripetal force, what causes a centripetal force, and how to calculate it. Complete a quiz to test your knowledge.

Rotational Kinematics: Definition & Equations

5. Rotational Kinematics: Definition & Equations

After watching this lesson, you should be able to explain what kinematics is, give a rotational variable that corresponds to each linear kinematic variable, and solve problems using rotational kinematics equations. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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