## Centripetal Acceleration | Definition, Formula, Units – Motion in a Plane

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**Centripetal Acceleration Definition:**

In circular motion, an acceleration acts on the body, whose direction is always towards the centre of the path. This acceleration is called centripetal acceleration.

**Centripetal Acceleration Formula:
**Centripetal acceleration, a = \(\frac{v^{2}}{r}\) = r ω²

Centripetal acceleration is also called radial acceleration as it acts along radius of circle.

**Centripetal Acceleration Units:**

Its unit is m/s² and it is a vector quantity.

**Motion in a Plane (Projectile and Circular Motion):**

Motion in a Plane | Projectile Motion |

Circular Motion | Centripetal Acceleration |

Centripetal and Centrifugal Force | Examples of Centripetal Force in Everyday Life |

Motion in Vertical Circle |