Examples of Circular Motion

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Last updated on September 30th, 2019 at 03:30 pm

The motion of a particle along the circumference of a circle is called the circular motion. The distance of the particle from the center remains fixed while the direction changes continuously. Therefore, Circular motion is a perfect example of accelerated motion. This motion can be uniform as well as non-uniform.

In a uniform circular motion, while the speed of the particle remains fixed, velocity is not constant. Non-uniform circular motion is more complicated, and both the speed and velocity changes with time.

Below we mention some Examples of Circular motion.

Examples of Circular Motion

  1. Revolution of the Earth and all the planets around the Sun.
  2. The motion of the moon and all artificial satellites moving around the earth.
  3. A windmill converts the wind’s energy into rotational energy.
  4. In a centrifuge, we use a circular motion to separate fluids, gases, or liquid based on their density.
  5. Rotating wheel of a bicycle.
  6. Athletes running on circular race tracks. This is an example of non-uniform circular motion.
  7. The motion of a merry-go-round.
  8. The motion of a spinning top.
  9. The spinning of a ceiling fan.
  10. Whirling of a stone tied in your finger.

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