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This text is meant to accompany class discussions. It is not everything there is to know about uniform circular motion. It is meant as a  prep for class. More detailed notes and examples are given in the class notes, presentations, and demonstrations (click here.)

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Velocity

Velocity is defined as how quickly a body changes position in a direction. It is a vector.

Notice that a higher velocity yields a greater change in position. (40 miles versus 20 miles) Velocity is used to calculate the change in postion.

Example
In a race an athlete is traveling at a constant velocity of 10 m/s. After 6 seconds how far will the runner have traveled?

Givens
v = 10 m/s

Solution

 


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