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Problem: The net force exerted on a car traveling in a circular path at constant speed isA) directed toward the center of the curve. B) zero because the car is not accelerating. C) directed forward, in the direction of travel. D) none of the above

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The centripetal force holds objects in a circular motion. It is directed toward the center of the circle. 

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The net force exerted on a car traveling in a circular path at constant speed is


A) directed toward the center of the curve. 

B) zero because the car is not accelerating. 

C) directed forward, in the direction of travel. 

D) none of the above

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