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        Circus | Physics: Centripetal Acceleration

        Trick riders may just ride in circles, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t accelerating. Moving in a circle requires steady changes in direction. This is a form of acceleration directed inward, with a magnitude that depends on the velocity of the horse and rider and the radius of the circle. This is the same acceleration that we feel when going around bends in a car, and that holds us in our seat on the roller-coaster. This unit uses trick riding to show students the basics of circular motion.

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        Circus | Physics: Centripetal Acceleration Video

        This video can be used to motivate the study of centripetal acceleration and circular motion. It can also serve as an extra illustration to reinforce previous lessons on these topics. If you watch the video in class, ask students to pause the video while the horse runs around the ring. Ask them to describe how the components of the horse’s velocity are changing. This video includes a transcript.

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        Circus | Physics: Centripetal Acceleration Video Analysis

        These performance clips from the CIRCUS series are provided for use in classroom video analysis activities using VideoPoint or similar software. The video includes footage of the trapeze, a dog act, trick riding and a clown act.

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