# Illustration Centripetal acceleration on a body in a circular motion

On a body moving with a constant velocity $$\boldsymbol{v}$$ on a circular path, the centripetal force acts to the center of the circle. According to Newton's axiom $$\boldsymbol{F} = m \boldsymbol{a}$$, the centripetal acceleration $$\boldsymbol{a}$$ also points in the same direction as the force.