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Forces- Centripetal acceleration

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Homework Statement


What is the Shape of graph that represents Centripetal acceleration as a function of time?


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I know its a parabola, but am not sure how the curve is going to look.
 

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ideasrule
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A graph of centripetal acceleration vs. time could look like anything you want, depending on how the object moves. If it's moving in a straight line, for example, the graph would be a horizontal line at a=0
 
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tiny-tim
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What is the Shape of graph that represents Centripetal acceleration as a function of time?
Centripetal acceleration of what? :confused:
 
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if the body is undergoing uniform circular motion, then the graph should be a straight line.
if the body is undergoing accelerated circular motion, then the graph should be a parabola- open upwards and vice-versa
 

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