Centripetal Force

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Relativity

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Centripetal force ( \(F_c\) ) is when an object keeps traveling along a axis of rotation and this force is acting always towards the center.

Centripetal Force formula

\(\large{ F_c = \frac { m v^2 } { r } }\)         

\(\large{ F_c = m a_c }\)         

Where:

\(\large{ F_c }\) = centripetal force

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ v }\) = velocity

\(\large{ r }\) = radius of circular path

\(\large{ a_c }\) = centripetal acceleration

Solve for:

\(\large{ v = \sqrt   {   \frac { F_c r } { m }   }   }\)

 

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