# Can you drive your car in such a way that your tangential acceleration is zero while at the same time your centripetal acceleration is nonzero? Give example or state why not.

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Apr 26, 2016

#### Answer:

No, not possible.

#### Explanation:

For Circular Motion, Centripetal Force

Where

We also know that centripetal force and centrifugal force, action-reaction force pair are associated with circular motion.

What the problem is posed that one is zero and other non-zero this is not physically possible as **action and reaction are equal** and opposite.