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If I spin in circles, in place, am I accelerating?

2. Relevant equations

If acceleration is a change in velocity, which is a vector quantity, does only a change in direction count as acceleration?

3. The attempt at a solution

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# If I spin in circles, am I accelerating?

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