Acceleration is directed towards the center of the circular path.
Suppose that an object were to move at constant speed around an S-shaped curve as shown at right. The S-shaped curve is made of two half circles and a straight segment.
At each of the indicated points on the diagram, draw a vector to represent the acceleration of the object. If the magnitude of the acceleration is zero at any of these points, indicate so explicitly.
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