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Define centripetal acceleration

o CENTRIPETAL ACCELERATION: The acceleration of a body moving in a circle. It is directed towards the centre of the circle. A body with a centripetal acceleration must be under the influence of a centripetal force.

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• 2.4.3: Identify the force producing circular motion in various situations

o Examples include gravitational force acting on the Moon and friction acting sideways on the tires of a car turning a corner