Uniform Circular Motion
Many -- or even most -- amusement park rides undergo circular motion:
Highway curves are parts of circles so a car making a turn is undergoing circular motion.
Playground Merry-go-Rounds offer further examples of uniform circular motion:
Satellites orbiting our Earth -- artificial satellites or our Moon -- have motions that are very nearly uniform circular motion. The planets that orbit our Sun have motions that are very nearly uniform circular motion.
There are many examples of Circular Motion all around us.
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