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Proof that Ac = (V^2)/R

  1. Jul 4, 2008 #1
    Hey Guys

    a lot of people were asking me how to prove that centripetal acceleration is v squared over r.
    Well, i know quite a few people here might not know calculus, not that the calculus to prove it is very hard, but i prepared something for you guys. Its a beautiful proof which i like much more than any calculus proof.

    Its slightly amateurish because i've never really done this before.

    Hope it helps though, i think you can find the proof on wikipedia anyways.

    You can ask me if you guys need anything else.

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  3. Jul 5, 2008 #2
    This was published by Brownstein (AmJPhys 62(10), p. 946, October 1994). It was also in the PSSC materials.
  4. Jul 5, 2008 #3

    Heh, i didn't know about the publications ><. Thanks, and sorry for not crediting before this.
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