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In polar coordinates, the velocity being tangent to the circle, it is directed along the $\hat{e}_{\theta}$ vector. The centripetal force is directed along the $\hat{e}_r$ vector. So \$\frac{F}{m}\hat{e}_r = \frac{d\vec{v}}{dt} = \frac{d(|v|\hat{e}_\theta)}{dt} \underbrace{=}_{\text{Chain Rule}} \frac{d|v|}{dt}\hat{e}_{\theta} + ...

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