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Uniform Circular Motion Quiz

  1. Knowing what you know about uniform circular motion, and physics, when a NASCAR races around a circular track at 160 mph what keeps it from flying off the sides of the track?





  2. You attached a rock to a rope, and were swinging it around in a circle very quickly. If you could keep the speed of the rock constant as you pulled the rope in, what would happen to the force transmitted to you by the rope?





  3. While playing on the International Space Station (ISS), so you can neglect the effects of gravity, you attached a rock to a rope, and were swinging it around in a circle very quickly, when the rope suddenly broke. What did the path of the rock look like before it hit the ISS window a few feet away?





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