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anonymous
 3 years ago
why is radial acceleration still v^2/r when the speed is non uniform?
anonymous
 3 years ago
why is radial acceleration still v^2/r when the speed is non uniform?

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anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0circular motion. also i have almost got it :D

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think its because v here is at a specific time

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think it is because the acceleration is independent of the speed and only depends on the velocity of motion at any particular point (t). If the velocity changes, the acceleration changes, but is still directed toward the center of the circle.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Even if the object changes speed, it still moves in a circle  and hence will have a centripetal acceleration that depends on its velocity.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0However.. if speed is not constant, then there is an additional tangential acceleration in a direction tangent to the circle itself. But this isn't relevant is it?
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