January 20, 2019

Centripetal Force Formula

A centripetal force is a force that makes a body follow a curved path. Its direction is always orthogonal to the motion of the body and towards the fixed point of the instantaneous centre of curvature of the path.


The equation for centripetal force is as shown below

Where

Fc is centripetal force

m is mass

v is velocity

r is the radius of the path

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