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Acceleration towards a the centre of a circular motion

  1. Sep 29, 2006 #1
    ok can anyone please help me derive the acceleration towards the centre of a body in circular motion a=v^2/r, ? thanks a ton.
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  3. Sep 29, 2006 #2

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  4. Sep 29, 2006 #3
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circular_motion" [Broken] explains it pretty well. I spent a fair amount of time doodling on paper and struggling to answer when it is in fact deceptively simple.
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  5. Sep 29, 2006 #4
    wow thanks for the help
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