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Unformatted text preview: rotates clockwise, the direc-on of the angular velocity is into the page Accelera-on Direc-ons •  If the angular accelera-on and the angular velocity are in the same direc-on, the angular speed will increase with -me •  If the angular accelera-on and the angular velocity are in opposite direc-ons, the angular speed will decrease with -me Forces Causing Centripetal Accelera-on •  Newton’s Second Law says that the centripetal accelera-on is accompanied by a force –  FC = maC –  FC stands for any force that keeps an object following a circular path •  Tension in a string •  Gravity •  Force of fric-on Centripetal Force Example •  A puck of mass m is aVached to a string •  Its...
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