AP Physics 1 Circular Motion

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All homework is on moodle page.

Circular Motion Learning Objectives:


Learning Objective (2.B.2.2)
: The student is able to approximate a numerical value of the gravitational field (g) near the surface of an object from its radius and mass relative to those of the Earth or other reference objects.

Learning Objective (3.C.1.2):
The student is able to use Newton’s law of gravitation to calculate the gravitational force between two objects and use that force in contexts involving orbital motion (for circular orbital motion only in Physics 1).

Learning Objective (3.G.1.1):
The student is able to articulate situations when the gravitational force is the dominant force and when the electromagnetic, weak, and strong forces can be ignored.

Learning Objective (3.G.1.2):
The student is able to connect the strength of the gravitational force between two objects to the spatial scale of the situation and the masses of the objects involved and compare that strength to other types of forces.

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