Circular Motion – Physics 101 / AP Physics 1 Review with Dianna Cowern

From Physics Girl.

Lesson 7 (Circular Motion) of Dianna’s Intro Physics Class on Physics Girl. Never taken physics before? Want to learn the basics of physics? Need an AP Physics 1 review before the exam? This course is for you!

Exercises in this video:
Problem1: You have a one kilogram ball on a two meter long string. You swing it in a circle so it goes around once every two seconds. What’s the tension in the string?

Problem 2: What is the magnitude of the centripetal force keeping the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun?

Problem 3: The coefficient of friction between tires and the road is about 1.0. At what angle should we bank our road if the average speed of cars driving on the road is 80 km/hr? (Don’t forget to convert to m/s!)

Thank you to Derek Muller from Veritasium and for his incredibly kind shout out at the end of the video, and for encouraging people to pursue physics! And thanks to Lizzie Armanto for letting me use her footage!

Dianna Cowern – Executive Producer/Host/Writer
Jeff Brock – Lead Writer/Course Designer
Laura Chernikoff – Producer
Victoria C. Page – Video Editor
Sophia Chen – Researcher/Writer
Erika K. Carlson – Researcher/Writer
Hope Butner – Production Assistant
Levi Butner – Videographer
Lauren Ivy – Set Design
Vanessa Hill – Consulting Producer
Aleeza McCant – Illustrator
Rachel Allen – Illustrator
Consultant – Kyle Kitzmiller
Lucy Brock, Samantha Ward – Curriculum Consultants
Cathy Cowern – Transcription

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