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Take your students on an amusement park ride—for just a penny! Discuss how an object can be accelerating yet moving at constant speed. Investigate how a change in direction (at constant speed) is acceleration; that is, centripetal acceleration!

Concepts

  • Centripetal Acceleration
  • Velocity
  • Vectors