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A car starts from rest and moves around a circular, horizontal, level track of radius 30 m. Its speed increases at the constant rate of 0.5 m/s^2. (a) What is the magnitude of the net acceleration 15 s later? (b) What angle does the net acceleration make with the car's velocity at this time?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I think I got part A. I just found the vector sum of of the centripetal accleration, V^2/R (found V by taking integral of 0.5 from 0-15s), and the given tangental accereration of 0.5.

Does this sound right?

As for part B I have no idea. I dont think I can use constant acceleration kinematic equations...

Also- is there a difference between the angular acceleration and the net acceleration?

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