# Centripetal Acceleration Introduction

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Why is there a “center seeking” centripetal acceleration? A step-by-step walk through of the answer to this question.

Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:

0:09 Which mint has the largest angular velocity?

1:14 What do we know about the angular and tangential accelerations of the mints?

2:21 What do we know about the tangential velocity of mint #3?

3:39 Centripetal acceleration introduction

4:44 The centripetal acceleration equations

5:35 The units for centripetal acceleration

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