Problem: The net force acting on your cara. points radially inward, toward the center of the trackb. points radially outward, away from the center of the trackc. points foward, in the same direction you are movingd. points backward, opposite to the direction you are moving e. is zeroThe momentum of your cara. points radially inward, toward the center of the trackb. points radially outward, away from the center of the trackc. points foward, in the same direction you are movingd. points backward, opposite to the direction you are moving e. is zero

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Because it is a circular motion, the acceleration comes from the force and is pointing inwards.

An object moving in a circular path has a component of acceleration, referred to as centripetal acceleration.

Centripetal acceleration is directed toward the center of the circle. 

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The net force acting on your car

a. points radially inward, toward the center of the track

b. points radially outward, away from the center of the track

c. points foward, in the same direction you are moving

d. points backward, opposite to the direction you are moving 

e. is zero

The momentum of your car

a. points radially inward, toward the center of the track

b. points radially outward, away from the center of the track

c. points foward, in the same direction you are moving

d. points backward, opposite to the direction you are moving 

e. is zero

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