Uniform Circular Motion

The Uniform Circular Motion Interactive provides the learner with an interactive, variable-rich environment for exploring principles and relationships related to moving in a circle at a constant speed. Learners can manipulate the radius of the circle, the speed of the object and the mass of the object and investigate the effect upon the acceleration and net force. Velocity and acceleration vectors can be displayed for the moving object.

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared an activity for a more directed experience. The activity was designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes.

Our Uniform Circular Motion simulation is now available with a Concept Checker. Do the simulation. Then follow it up with the Concept Checker.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.