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P08-06: "Centrifugal" Force

P08-06: "Centrifugal" Force

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Description of the apparent force called "centrifugal."  This also explains the way in which gravity can be simulated.

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ASSIGNMENT

No quiz for this one.  Take a look at my video, and then look at the YouTube clip from 2001: A Space Odyssey.  That not only shows the simulated gravity effect, but explains how the apparent weight changes depending on your location.  There is also a  video from the author explaining this phenomenon.   Finally, take a look at this SCREENCAST to get a feel for the whole topic, and even relate it to previous knowledge.

Source: Hewitt, P. G. (2015). Conceptual Physics (12th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Centripetal Motion in 2001: A Space Odyssey

Simulated Gravity

Source: HEWITT, P. G. (2015). CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS (12TH ED.). BOSTON, MA: PEARSON.