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Question about Circular motion

  1. Nov 28, 2005 #1
    Under what circumstances, if any, can an object move in a circular path without being accelerated?
     
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  3. Nov 28, 2005 #2

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    Under no circumstances. No acceleration means a net force of zero. Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws say that a particle not acted on by forces will move in a straight line.
     
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