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Circular Motion. Rotation & Revolution  Axis  A straight line through which circular motion takes place  All points on object orbit around the axis.

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1 Circular Motion

2 Rotation & Revolution  Axis  A straight line through which circular motion takes place  All points on object orbit around the axis  All rotation/revolution requires an axis  Rotation  Object rotating about an internal axis  Ex. Daily motion of the Earth, spiral football  Revolution  Object rotating about an external axis  Ex. Yearly motion of the earth

3 How do we describe how fast something is rotating??  Speeds for objects in a straight line are called linear (or tangential) speeds,  Linear speeds are a rate at which an object covers a certain distance (v =d/t)  Ex. Unit – m/s, km/hr, mph  Can’t express speeds of rotation with a linear speed,  b/c objects at different points on the rotating object have different linear speeds  Rotational speed (ω)  Expresses the rate at which an object rotates through a portion of a circle ( an angle)  Ex. Unit --- RPM’s

4 Below, a record spinning on a axis through its center (black dot)  Faster linear speed, Star or Smiley?? Smiley, travels a greater distance for each Full spin.  Faster rotational speed, Star or smiley??  Both the same, b/c entire record is rotating at the same rate

5 Are all people on Earth moving at the same speed??  Earth is rotating about an axis through its poles  Are some of us moving with a greater LINEAR SPEED than others??  Yes, closer to the Equator, the faster you are moving…. Closer to poles, the slower you are moving  Are some of us moving with a greater ROTATIONAL SPEED than others??  No, all people on earth have same rotational speed, because Earth is spinning at the same rate everywhere

6 Rotational Inertia( I)  AKA (not really but could be) Rotational Mass  Resistance to change in rotational motion  Objects that are rotating about an axis tend to stay rotating, objects not rotating tend to remain at rest, unless an outside torque is applied  A torque is required to change the status of an object’s rotation  It’s the rotational equivalent to mass,  Harder to give an rotational acc. to an object w/ a larger I

7 Rotational Inertia (cont.)  Some objects have more rotational inertia than others  Objects with mass closer to axis of rotation are easier to rotate, b/c it they have less rotational inertia  If the mass is farther away from the axis, then object will have more rotational inertia, and will therefore be harder to rotate

8 Why does a tightrope walker carry a long pole?  The pole is usually fairly heavy and by carrying it, he creates a lot of mass far away from the axis of rotation  increases in rotational inertia makes it harder for him to rotate/tip over 

9 More tight rope walkers….  4e4M&feature=related 4e4M&feature=related  HSY&feature=related HSY&feature=related

10 Sports Connection  Running  When you run you bend your legs to reduce your rotational inertia  Gymnastics/Diving  Pull body into tight ball to achieve fast rotation

11 Videos - Diver Spinning in zero Gravity

12 The big idea  Rotational Inertia depends on mass and radius  If either one of these is large, then rotational inertia is large, and object will be harder to rotate  Different types of objects have different equations for rotational inertia  But all equations have m and r 2 in them.




16 Torque  Causes rotation, more specifically causes changes in rotation  Its like the quantity Force but for rotation  Torque (τ) = Force (F) x Lever Arm (d)  Torque = F x d  Lever arm (d) - distance from axis of rotation that the F is applied  The more torque the faster something will rotate  View from above of Doors seen below………. F F F Good, long lever arm Not as Good, shorter lever arm Very Bad, no lever arm ddd

17  No Force that is acting directly toward the axis, or directly away from it, can cause a torque NO TORQUE, Force must be perpendicular to the radius to cause a rotation FF

18 Balanced Torques  If more than one torque is acting on an object, the torques must be balanced on either side of the axis of rotation in order to be in rotational equilibrium (not rotating)  In picture, axis is the triangle, Forces on either side of axis are not balanced…. BUT Torques are balanced.  Rotational Equilibrium  Net torque = 0  Boy - Torque = 500 N x 1.5 m = 750 N*m  Girl - Torque = 250 N x 3 m = 750 N*m  So teeter-totter is balanced!! (Aka in Equilibrium)  In this case the forces causing torque or the children’s Weight

19  Below weights hanging on a meter stick. Meter stick is suspended from the 50 cm mark. What is the weight of the first block, if the meter stick is balanced??  If balanced that means that Torques on either side of Axis are balanced (hint-50 cm mark is axis)  20 N block --- Torque = F x d = 20 N x 30 cm = 600  Unknown block -- Torque = F x d = ? x 40 cm = 600  So solve for ? By dividing 600 by 40 And you get 15 N !!! ? =15 N Dist. From axis

20 What does COG have to do with Torque??  Forces applied directly to the COG, have no lever arm….. And therefore produce no Torque…. Meaning no rotation  Another Football related example  How do you kick a football so it rotates end over end??

21 Hewitt Program

22 Center of Gravity (COG)  Definition--The Point located at an object’s average position of the weight  In other words…. The center of an object’s weight  Symmetrical object’s, like a baseball the C of G would be in the exact center of object  However other oddly shaped objects will find COG in any number of positions, depending on weight distribution  COG

23 C.O.G.  When objects rotate freely they must rotate about an axis through the COG  Basically treat the object as if all its weight is concentrated at that one pt.  In class demos…

24 C.O.G. --Balancing  For an object to balance, and not topple… support must be directly below C.O.G.

25 Where C.O.G. is located  Generally found in the middle of all the weight…  Does not even have to be within, the object itself  Ex. boomerang  Will be located toward one side of an object where most of its mass is focused…  Ex. Weebles COG gravity

26 Weebles Wobble, but they don’t fall down???  Weebles have very low COG  Whenever rolling it will roll to a stop when its COG is as low as possible  This occurs when it is standing upright  Also occurs for inflatable toy clowns  Objects with a low COG are less likely to topple because of this principle  Higher COG is, the easier to topple

27 Balancing Stuff  Again, all that has to happen to balance, is for a support to be directly beneath COG

28 Advantage of low COG  Athletic advantages  wrestling—harder to takedown  Football – “ “ “  Both easier to drive power through their legs  SUV’s …. Tip over all the time b/c COG is too high  ESUVEE ESUVEE  Farmer’s tractors  Much more control in all vehicles w/ low COG

29  Deadliest Catch  Pots on deck and freezing ice make boat top heavy… more likely to roll and sink  Ballast tanks at bottom help lower boat’s COG

30 Animals  Low COG High COG

31 T. Rex & Tails

32 Humans - Where is our COG?  Just below our belly button  Notice, support always below COG  Bipedalism??  Only mammals w/ this ability to walk on 2 legs  Because of Evolution and how our legs changed to balance between steps is why we are only mammals to walk

33  Because our legs/hips evolved so that our support base (feet) were close together allows us to be bipedal  Apes and our early ancestors hips were constructed differently with a wide set base.  Impossible to walk bipedal Hip protruding from joint…. Creates inward angled femurs… Which makes feet close together…. Providing a stable/efficient base for walking upright

34 How to find COG….

35 Picking up Chair Demo  Boys vs. Girls  Why girls can do this but boys can’t??  Different weight distribution of body types

36 Centripetal Force  When driving in a circle, in what direction is a force acting on you?  Pushing you outward from the circle, or inward?  If you are swinging a yo-yo in a circle, and the string breaks…. What path does the yo – yo take??  Ans. -- Inwards, toward the center of the circle  Ans -- yo- yo goes in a path tangent to the circle  HOWEVER, People commonly think there is a force pushing you out from the circle  Feels like you are being pushed outward  Example ….. The Rotor- amusement park ride, a centrifuge, CD on your dashboard moving to the right when your turning left  Why is this?? ?

37 The Rotor People Stand with backs against wall of a large cylinder, cylinder then starts spinning, and people are seemingly pushed against the wall, then floor drops, and people are stuck against the wall. 2pM

38 Centripetal Force  Centripetal means “center- Seeking”  Force pushes you toward the center of the circle  Is the force that keeps you moving in a circle, and keeps your inertia from taking you in a straight line Centripetal Force is affected by.. Mass (m), linear speed (v t ), and radius (r)

39 Centripetal Force  Inertia wants to take objects in a tangent line, to the circular path  Inertia is why you feel like your being pushed outward  This outward pushing is sometimes called the Centrifugal Force  but it is not actually a force, is only inertia  Every object that moves in circular motion must experience a centripetal force from somewhere

40 So why is there no Force pushing you out from the circle??  A force does not cause this…… your INERTIA does!!  Inertia makes you want to stay in a straight line, and by going in a circle, you are fighting your own inertia  This is how Rotor works, and why CD on dashboard happens  The only actual force acting on you is the Centripetal Force

41 Centrifugal force  Spin cycle in laundry  Phone sliding off dashboard  Dog shake

42 Videos  “G-Forces” “G-Forces”  NASA Centrifuge NASA Centrifuge  Centrifuge Training Centrifuge Training  9G test run 9G test run  Gross (negative G’s) Gross (negative G’s)  Another 9 G test run Another 9 G test run

43 Angular Momentum (L)  “inertia of rotation”  Ang. Momentum= Rotational Inertia X Rotational Speed  L = I ω  Like normal momentum, but exclusively for rotation

44 Conservation of Angular Momentum  If no outside torque is being applied, then total angular momentum in a system must stay the same  This means, if you decrease radius, you increase rotational speed  Increase radius, then rotational speed decreases I – represents rotational inertia ω -represents angular speed

45 Direction of Angular momentum  Both magnitude and direction of angular momentum needs to be conserved  This means that an object that is spinning is much more stable than one that’s not because the direction of “L” must stay conserved too!  Direction of ‘L’, is defined by the right-hand rule  Right Hand Rule- curl fingers of your right hand in direction of rotation and your thumb will point to the direction of angular momentum  Because of this rotating objects are more stable because spinning objects need to conserve this direction  Gyroscopes  Bicycle wheel --- stays upright when spinning but flalls down when its not  Spiral football  Spinning baseball vs. knuckleball

46 Sports Connection…  Ice skating  Skater starts out in slow spin with arms and legs out    Skater pulls arms and legs in tight to body  Skater is then spinning much fast (higher rotational speed)  Gymnastics (pummel horse or floor routine)  Small radius to achieve fast rotational speed during moves, increase radius when low rotational speed is desired (during landing)

47 Do cats violate physical law?  Video Video  cats cats  No rotate their tail one way, so that their body rotates the other so that their feet are facing the ground and they land on their feet.  This combined with their flexibility all them to almost always land on their feet 47

48 Tail Rotor Failures…

49 Universe Connection  Rotating star shrinks radius…. What happens to rotational speed??  Goes way up….. Spins very fast  Rotating star explodes outward…. What happens to rotational speed??  Goes way down … spins much slower

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