Centripetal and Centrifugal Force

What is Centripetal and Centrifugal Force? Definition, formula and equation.

When a body of mass m kg is moving with angular velocity ω rad/s, in a circular path of radius r, then centripetal force:

Centripetal Force

This force acts radially inwards and is essential for circular motion. According to Newton's third law of motion, the body must exert a force radially outwards of equal magnitude. This force is known as centrifugal force, whose magnitude is given by:

Centrifugal Force


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