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A body is moving along a circular path with variable speed. It has (a) a radial acceleration (b) a tangential acceleration (c) zero acceleration (d) both tangential and radial accelerations

A body is moving along a circular path with variable speed. It has
(a) a radial acceleration
(b) a tangential acceleration
(c) zero acceleration
(d) both tangential and radial accelerations

Grade:Upto college level

2 Answers

Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10341 Points
one year ago
Dear student

The answer is option a

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
one year ago
In rotational motion, tangential acceleration is a measure of how quickly a tangential velocity changes. It always acts perpendicular to the centripetal acceleration of a rotating object. It is equal to the angular acceleration α, times the radius of the rotation.

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