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# A car moves in uniform circular motion around a curve in the road What is the direction of the car's acceleration?

Updated: 9/17/2023

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If the speed is constant, the acceleration is

toward the center of the circle.

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Q: A car moves in uniform circular motion around a curve in the road What is the direction of the car's acceleration?
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