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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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Organizing Your Work

The previous page shows that each planar kinematics problem is actually two kinematics problems. This type of problem's givens is easily organized into a table.

Vertically
Horizontally
vo
x
t
v
a

Use the table exactly as it is shown above to organize the givens in every planar type problem. You can see in the example on the previous page how this table of givens was used. While the table is not standard for all physicists around the world, if every uses, comparing work will be easier. (In the past students have use the phrase "vox-t-v-a" listen to remember the order of the variables.)

 

Determining Direction for Motion in a Plane

 

 


by Tony Wayne ...(If you are a teacher, please feel free to use these resources in your teaching.)