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Distinguish between linear acceleration and centripetal acceleration.

Asked by Topperlearning User 4th June 2014, 1:23 PM
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(i)    Linear acceleration is defined as the rate of change of linear velocity whereas centripetal acceleration is defined as the rate of change of velocity in circular motion.  
(ii)    Linear acceleration acts in the direction of motion of the body while  centripetal acceleration acts towards the centre of the circular path along its radius.

Answered by Expert 4th June 2014, 3:23 PM
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