Circular Motion and Gravitation

Gain a deep understanding of gravitation as well as mechanics, and circular motion. This course prepares you to study engineering or physics at university.

Created By

Simeon H

16-18, Adult



Circular Motion and Gravitation


Course Overview

This short course is a deeper dive into a branch of mechanics focused on gravitation and circular motion. It begins by covering all the ground rules of circular motion and why spinning objects are accelerating towards the centre of rotation. The idea of a gravitational field will be introduced briefly to present students with a visual idea of an all-attractive force. Students will also learn that gravity is a force whose true nature is still not fully understood by scientists. The course will then cover some example problems and provide students with valuable problem solving skills. The content of this series will give a deep understanding of gravitation and would be most beneficial for students doing A-Level or HL physics, who want to study engineering or physics at university.

Course Content


5 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1


Lesson 2

Going Round and Round: How to Describe Circular Motion

60 minutes

Lesson 3

Pendulums and Loopings

60 minutes

Lesson 4

Fields That We Cannot See

60 minutes

Lesson 5

Planets, the Sun and Earth’s Satellites

60 minutes

Lesson 6

Solving Circular Motion and Gravitation Problems

60 minutes

Key Skills


Physical Systems

Planetary Motion

Real World


Simeon H

Maths and Physics Educator

Simeon is a mathematics and physics Educator who brings his passion, knowledge and enthusiasm to every lesson, ensuring students are challenged and supported appropriately.