NCEA Level 3 Circular Motion

NCEA Level 3 Circular Motion

Author: Gwyneth Cooper

Introduction to NCEA Level 3 Circular Motion

Contains information about NCEA Level 3 circular motion, including vertical circular motion and circular motion under gravity (satellites).

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Circular motion

Science theatre demonstrates circular motion, including why water doesn't fall out

Circular motion

Introduction to circular motion, should be mostly revision at NCEA Level 3

Other useful links

Clear explanation of satellite motion, with animations: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/vectors/sat.cfm


Explaining why some orbits are stable, and check the stability of certain orbits: http://www.fearofphysics.com/Satellite/satellite.html