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Centripetal Acceleration Introduction

By Flipping Physics, 08/21/2017
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Why is there a “center seeking” centripetal acceleration? A step-by-step walk through of the answer to this question.

Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:
0:09 Which mint has the largest angular velocity?
1:14 What do we know about the angular and tangential accelerations of the mints?
2:21 What do we know about the tangential velocity of mint #3?
3:39 Centripetal acceleration introduction
4:44 The centripetal acceleration equations
5:35 The units for centripetal acceleration

Next Video: Introductory Centripetal Acceleration Problem - Cylindrical Space Station

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Love this as an introduction to rotational kinematics and centripetal acceleration.  Perfect for AP-1!

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