Unformatted text preview: a c = v 2 /r Note: both v and a have constant magnitude but their direction changes Centripetal Force Directed toward the center of the circle F = F = mv 2 / F c = F net /r Note: F c is not a new force! Something else such as the tension in a string has to provide it....
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- Spring '11
- Circular Motion, Rotation, constant magnitude