Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
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Chapter 5 - Circular Motion; Gravitation - Misconceptual Questions: 2

Answer

Choice E.

Work Step by Step

For an object in circular motion the velocity is tangential, ruling out choices B, C, and D. Newton’s second law tells us that the net force is parallel to the acceleration. For the object moving at constant speed in a circle, the acceleration and net force both point toward the center.
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