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ERIC Number: EJ860246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Demonstrating Circular Motion with a Model Satellite/Earth System
Whittaker, Jeff
Physics Teacher, v46 n4 p237-239 Apr 2008
A number of interesting demonstrations of circular and satellite motion have been described in this journal. This paper presents a variation of a centripetal force apparatus found in G.D. Freier and F.J. Anderson's "A Demonstration Handbook for Physics," which has been modified in order to demonstrate both centripetal force and satellite motion. Nice discussions of satellite motion may be found in a number of textbooks. The following is a description of how to construct the apparatus and some suggested experiments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A