Today we started whiteboarding the first set of problems for the central force particle model unit. I’ve been very careful to focus on the net force applied to an object undergoing uniform circular motion and focus on the forces that result in an unbalanced force directed toward the center of the circle. Despite this, one group will present this whiteboard tomorrow:
They have added an additional force “Fc” to their free-body diagrams. It is interesting that this has appeared despite me never having used the abbreviation Fc. Regardless, it will result in a good discussion tomorrow.