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Homework Help: Centripital Acceleration

  1. Sep 26, 2005 #1
    Could someone tell me how this equation was derived or where it came from:

    [tex]a_c=\frac{{v_t}^2}{r}[/tex]

    This isn't a homework question, but it seemed better to put it in this section (I apologize if it's in the wrong section).
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2005
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  3. Sep 26, 2005 #2

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