circular motion


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circular motion

[′sər·kyə·lər ′mō·shən]
(mechanics)
Motion of a particle in a circular path.
Motion of a rigid body in which all its particles move in circles about a common axis, fixed with respect to the body, with a common angular velocity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
The rectilinear movement has thus become changed into a circular motion of extreme velocity, and it is now pursuing an elliptical orbit round the moon, of which it has become a true satellite.
Then he imparted to the pan a deft circular motion that sent the water sluicing in and out through the dirt and gravel.
In this way, having carefully removed the leg bands by deft circular motions of his arm following one another uninterruptedly, the man hung the leg bands up on some pegs fixed above his head.
It goes in a circular motion and then you go in a circular motion.
Kneipp Joint & Muscle Arnica Massage Oil APPLY a thin layer and massage into achy and tired joints with a gentle pressure and even, circular motion. Also contains sunflower and almond oil to nourish skin.
Next, with the scalpel placed on the medial surface of the earlobe to provide support, the biopsy punch is pressed firmly with a circular motion into the lobule, centered closely over the earlobe cleft.
Like the issue of circular debt, the ongoing blame-game among official agencies responsible for keeping the city clean also has a circular motion that has already led to a whirlpool of mess sucking the city into its swirl.
The other solution is to apply methyl alcohol to a cloth and rub with a circular motion.
The bifurcation diagram of the spot suggested that, with increasing velocity of the spot, rotation bifurcation occurred causing the straight motion to become destabilized into circular motion.
Circular motion has been studied in the scenario of cyclic pursuit with ring topology [14-23].
Tutorials for physics teachers demonstrate how to create motion simulations featuring a road and spacecraft, as well as circular motion simulations with a ball moving in a circle and a ball moving alongside it.