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Centripetal Acceleration

 
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rruckus2008



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:03 pm    Post subject: Centripetal Acceleration Reply with quote

Why is change in direction considered an acceleration?

I know that velocity is a vector quantity that has magnitude and direction. A change either one is considered an acceleration. I can see how a change in magnitude of speed is an acceleration. But how does change in direction cause an object to accelerate also?
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