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SAT® Subject Test in Physics

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Space Experiment

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Experiments involving circular motion are being performed by astronauts orbiting the earth.

Four different situations involving objects moving at constant speeds in circular paths are shown. The objects' speeds, circular path radii, and masses are given in each diagram.

In which situation does the pictured object have the greatest amount of acceleration due to its circular motion?

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None of the objects in this question is accelerating, since they all are moving at a constant speed.