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Answered 2011-12-20 02:48:47

Because its velocity is changing all the time. The speed is constant, the velocity is not.

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Why is something accelerating when it is traveling in a circle?

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How can a body be accelerating when moving at constant speed?

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Is something accelerating with a constant speed?

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Why is pi a mathematical constant?

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Uniform circular motion occurs when an object is traveling with what speed in a circle?

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