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Also is there an intuitive way to think about how the units (m/s^2) relate to circular motion?

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GeneralOJB

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Also is there an intuitive way to think about how the units (m/s^2) relate to circular motion?

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|a| = ω^2 * r = v^2 / r

If r increases by a factor "c" and ω remains constant, then:

|a| = ω^2 * c * r = (c * v)^2 / (c * r) = c * v^2 / r

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AlephZero

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The distance traveled "across the circle" is proportional to r, so it makes sense that the acceleration has to be bigger when r is bigger.

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