Fundamentals of Physics Extended (10th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Motion in Two and Three Dimensions - Problems: 57b

Answer

Due West

Work Step by Step

Centripedal acceleration is always directed inwards from the outer edge of the circle towards the center (this is what keeps the object going in a circle). The radius vector always points from the center of the circle to the outer edge. Therefore, the two are antiparallel. When a is directed due east, then r is due west
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