Circular Motion

IB Physics: Circular Motion

This is another example of perception vs physical reality. One"s feeling when you go round a corner in a car is that you are being pushed outwards however physics says the force is inwards.We can conclude that if a body moves in a circle there must be a force towards the centre by considering energy changes or the change of velocity over a short displacement. Two different perspectives give the same outcome.

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