GCE A-Level Physics Syllabus

Chapter 6: Motion in a Circle

Chapter Topics:

Kinematics of uniform circular motion
Centripetal acceleration
Centripetal force

Question Bank:

Learning Objectives:

(a) Express angular displacement in radians.

(b) Show an understanding of and use the concept of angular velocity to solve problems.

(c) Recall and use v = rω to solve problems.

(d) Describe qualitatively motion in a curved path due to a perpendicular force, and understand the centripetal acceleration in the case of uniform motion in a circle.

(e) Recall and use centripetal acceleration a = rω², and a = v²/r to solve problems.

(f) Recall and use centripetal force F = mrω², and F = mv²/r to solve problems.