Physics 101- Introduction to Mechanics
February 6- 2-D Motion

 

 

 

 
 

 

  Circular (or polar) coordinates 

The following equations describe what kind of motion? 

x(t) = x 
y(t) = v t 

                                          
                                          

What would the equations look like for an object moving in a circle with constant speed? 
                                          
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Loyola Marymount University
Spring 2002