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# The force acting on a moving body in the direction of a tangent to the curved path of the body is called ____

A
gravitational force
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B
tangential force
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centripetal force
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D
none of these
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Solution

## The correct option is D tangential forceA tangent is a straight line that meets a circle at only one single. When there is no centripetal force acting inwards towards the center, the body tends to follow its path of motion in a straight line and meets the circular path at one and only one point. The force that causes the object to move along a tangent is called tangential force .⇒ Circular path with center O.Line AB is thy tangent that meets the circular path only at point P, causes the object to the move in a straight line

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