What is the direction of the centripetal force when applied to an object? the direction opposite to the object’s velocity the same direction as the object’s velocity perpendicular to an object’s motion parallel with an object’s motion

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For an object moving in a path that's a circle or a part of one, the centripetal force acts in the direction toward the center of the circle.  That direction is perpendicular to the way the object is moving.

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