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Homework Statement

1.in order to cause a moving body to pursue a cirular path, it is necessary to apply
a. gravitation force
b. centripetal force

2. a body traveling in a circle at constant speed
a. not accelerated
b. has a constant velocity
d. has an outward radial acceleration

3.centripetal force needed to keep the earth in orbit is provided by
a. its roation on its axis
b. gravitational pull of the sun
c. gravitational pull of the moon

1. b
2. b
3. b

alphysicist
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Hi phys1618,

Homework Statement

1.in order to cause a moving body to pursue a cirular path, it is necessary to apply
a. gravitation force
b. centripetal force

2. a body traveling in a circle at constant speed
a. not accelerated
b. has a constant velocity
d. has an outward radial acceleration

3.centripetal force needed to keep the earth in orbit is provided by
a. its roation on its axis
b. gravitational pull of the sun
c. gravitational pull of the moon

The Attempt at a Solution

1. b
2. b
3. b

One of your answers is incorrect. Since we are not supposed to simply give out answers on this forum, can you provide a reason why you chose those answers?

for 1. b.centripetal force because in order for things to move in a circular path it needs the centripetal force or else it will just fall down, which is gravitational force. it is center seeking

2. b this one i wasnt too sure about ..I chose b velocity is constant because of uniform
circular motion. the object speed's remain constant..

3. This was the one which gave me a lot of thinking..but i chose b. gravitational of the sun because the earth revolves around the sun...so the force from the sun...keeps the earth moving.

alphysicist
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2. b this one i wasnt too sure about ..I chose b velocity is constant because of uniform
circular motion. the object speed's remain constant..

This one is the one that was wrong. The speed is constant, but the velocity is the speed and the direction of motion. Since it is moving in a circle, it's direction of motion is always changing, so the velocity is always changing.

you are so Right!! that's true, my teacher had mentioned that to us so many times....i cant believe i forgot! thank you for reminding me!! cuz it is ann impt concept.

so that means the answer is a..not accelerated
correct???

again, thank you....I appreciates all your help!

alphysicist
Homework Helper
you are so Right!! that's true, my teacher had mentioned that to us so many times....i cant believe i forgot! thank you for reminding me!! cuz it is ann impt concept.

so that means the answer is a..not accelerated
correct???

again, thank you....I appreciates all your help!

If there is no acceleration, that means the velocity is not changing, so that cannot be right.

Look at Newton's second law: F = ma. Is there a force acting on the circulating body?

it would be an outward force....so outward acceleration?

alphysicist
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it would be an outward force....so outward acceleration?

What force is outward?

i was thinking about spinning a string with a ball in a circular motion....so i thought it was the force from the hand to the ball that makes it in motion.....i guess i was wrong...

unless its inward acceleration due to centripetal force, which is through gravity???

Sorry for my lack of knowledge...please be patient and thanks

For question 1 you had the correct answer: b. In order to answer question 2 correctly, answer this: is the centripetal acceleration inward or outward?

i was thinking about spinning a string with a ball in a circular motion....so i thought it was the force from the hand to the ball that makes it in motion.....i guess i was wrong...

unless its inward acceleration due to centripetal force, which is through gravity???

Sorry for my lack of knowledge...please be patient and thanks
Centripetal force doesn't have to be from gravity, it is just the case eg between the earth and the sun. You have answered this in 1).

The image of a circulating ball in a string is a good one. Think of the ball - what force acts on the ball? Which direction has this force? Think of F = ma.

centripetal force is inward.. so therefore answer to number 2 is c.inward radial acceleration..correct???

Gosh, i hope this is right this time. =x...thank you all!!!

Yep!

thank you to all of you!!!