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Solving the Noneuclidean Uniform Circular Motion Problem by Newton's Impact Method

by Robert L. Lamphere (Elizabethtown Community and Technical College KY)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
December, 2010

Subject classification(s): Applied Mathematics | Mathematical Physics | Geometry and Topology
Applicable Course(s): 4.12 Advanced Math for Engineering & Physics

The author uses Newton`s impact method to compute the centripetal force exerted on a particle moving uniformly on a circumference of a noneuclidean circle.

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