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Title: Physics Classroom: The Forbidden F-Word
Url: https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/circles/U6L1d.cfm
Creator: Henderson, Tom
Publisher: Physics Classroom
Description: Created by Tom Henderson of Physics Classroom.com, this lesson discusses one of the deadliest misconceptions among beginning physics students is that centrifugal motion (away from the center) is a "force". Many students confuse the outdated centrifugal "force" definition with centripetal force. The author gives an in-depth explanation supplemented with two animations to illustrate why the velocity vector is tangential to the circle and how this relates to the direction of the force on an object moving in a circular pathway.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Dynamics. Motion
Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Dynamics. Motion -- Velocity. Speed
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Key Concept: Physics -- Motion
Physics -- Speed
Physics -- Velocity
Physics -- Circular motion
Mechanical engineering -- Centrifugal
Date Issued: 2009
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reference
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: flash
html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: The Physics Classroom
Access Rights: Free access
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