Centripetal Force

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Relativity

Centripetal Force

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

\( F_c = \frac { m v^2 } { r } \)          \( centripetal \; force  \;=\;  \frac { mass \;\;x\;\;  velocity^2 } { radius \; of \; circular \; path } \)

\( F_c = m a_c \)          \( centripetal \; force  \;=\;  mass \;\;x\;\;  centripetal \; acceleration \)

Where:

\(F_c\) = centripetal force

\(m\) = mass

\(v\) = velocity

\(r\) = radius of circular path

\(a_c\) = centripetal acceleration

Solve for:

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

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

 

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