Circular Motion
Get Out! Designing a Highway Exit
    Date : November 2007
Author : Nathaniel Lasry
College : John Abbott College
Length : 3-4 hours
Related concept(s) : Circular motion, Newton's Laws, Friction, Centre of mass (optional)
    Students are placed in a summer-job setting where they are asked to design a flat circular highway exit and determine within a set of constraints what the exit speed limit should be. This requires students to better understand the dynamics involved in an object moving in circular motion.