Rotational Dynamics 8.6: Additional Problem 4

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Description

A car starts from rest and accelerates until it is half way around a circular track after which time it moves at constant speed. 

Question

Which animation correctly shows the acceleration vector?

Answer

Animation 1.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 8-2, Giancoli-SE: 10-2.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Aaron Titus and modified by Mario Belloni.

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