Centripetal Force (Horizontal component provide centripetal force or acceleration?!) Watch

nwmyname
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In a question, I was told that the horizontal component of tension on a bung provides the centripetal force.

In the g484 June 2014 paper, I was told that the aeroplane in Q2 has a variable force P whose horizontal component provides the centripetal acceleration.

So which is right?
Does the horizontal component provide the centripetal force or acceleration?!

Please help.
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nwmyname Any object that moves in circular motion is acted on by a resultant force that always acts towards the centre of the circle. The resultant force is the centripetal force and so causes centripetal acceleration.
So I guess you could say that the horizontal component provides both.
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