(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

To understand that the direction of acceleration is in the direction of the change of the velocity, which is unrelated to the direction of the velocity.

The pendulum shown makes a full swing from -pi/4 to + pi/4. Ignore friction and assume that the string is massless. The eight labeled arrows represent directions to be referred to when answering the following questions.

What is the direction of vector A when the pendulum is at position 1?

What is the direction of vector A at the moment the pendulum passes position 2?What is the direction of vector A when the pendulum reaches position 3?

2. Relevant equations

I have no idea what equations I should be using here...I am very stuck and could use some hints to steer me in the right direction.

3. The attempt at a solution

All I know so far is that the acceleration is equal to the instantaneous rate of change in velocity.

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