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When a body is forced to follow a curved path and be directional to the velocity of the path it is known as a centripetal force. Simply put, centripetal force is the cause of circular motion. An example is a loop within a roller coaster that goes upside down, the centripetal force is applied to the track making the coaster travel through at speed.

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The centripetal force is a center seeking force.

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Is centripetal force a outward force?

No; "centripetal" implies an inward force.

Can centripetal force produce rotation?

no, but rotation can produce centripetal force

What is the formula for centripetal force?

Centripetal force f=mv2/r.

How centripetal force equals to gravitational force?

The centripetal force is equal to the gravitational force when a particular body is in a circle. For a body that is in an orbit, the gravitational force is equivalent to the centripetal force.

What is centripetal acceleration caused by?

centripetal force.

Is centripetal force equal to gravitational force in working of a satillite?

The gravitational force IS the centripetal force in this case.

Centripetal acceleration is caused by?

Centripetal acceleration is caused by a centripetal force.

What is the Equation for both centripetal acceleration centripetal force?

Centripetal acceleration =v^2/r and the centripetal force is mv^2/r.

What is the meaning of centripetal force?

Answer It is the force which keeps a body moving in circular motion. Centripetal force is the force that acts opposite to cetrifugal force. Centripetal force is a real force. Centrifugal force is a pseudo-force

What keeps an object in centripetal motion?

The centripetal force

What is the difference between centripetal force and centripetal acceleration?

force is the product of mass of the body in circular motion and centripetal accleration

What is the force that provides the centripetal force?

It can be a number of different forces- it depends on the situation that the centripetal force is acting in.

Is centripetal force a scalar or vector?

Centripetal force is a vector force. It has magnitude and direction. Thus, it is vector.

What is the centripetal force acting on the moon?

The centripetal force acting on the moon is the gravity from earth.

How does the centripetal force act on a satellite?

Centripetal force makes a satellite orbit a body.

What force acts on a motorcycle riding on the wall of a bowl centripetal or centifugal force?


What kind of force that the tornado have like centripetal force centrifugal force?

Hi, Well the force is centripetal force during a body is initially attacked by the tornado,when the body started swinging in the tornado from the surface of the earth,the time when body covers some distance from downward to upward is the time when centrifugal force is applied.... That means tornado have both the centripetal force and centrifugal force..... Thanks you!

Centripetal force can it produce rotation?

A centripetal force is, by definition, a force that makes a body follow a curved path. So, yes, a centripetal force causes rotation about a point in space.

What is the slope of centripetal force vs velocity squared?

centripetal force = mass* velocity^2/ radius. And slope of centripetal force = mass/ radius. On a graph plot the Centripetal Force on the Y axis and the velocity square on the X axis.

Is centripetal force also called an inward force?

Yes. Centripetal is center seeking force. Centrifugal is center fleeing force.

Centripetal Force is that force which we apply on the object?

Centripetal force is a force that keeps an object inwards, in the case of circular motion or similar.

What are some examples of centripetal force?

Centripetal force is a force that makes a body follow a curved path. An example of centripetal force is gravity making something in space orbit Earth. Mud flying in circles from a tire going down the road is centripetal force.

How does mass effect centripetal force?

Centripetal force Fc is given by: Fc= mv2/r

What are some key factors upon which the centripetal force is dependent?

Centripetal force is a force that is required to exist to have a circular motion. Thus the centripetal force can be any force that is able to accomplish this task. Examples of centripetal forces are the gravitational force, the electromagnetic force, the frictional force, or the constraint forces. The centripetal force depends on the system that is involved in be in a spin of a rigid body, or of a planetary motion, etc. Each particular system that requires a rotation or a spin needs to have a corresponding centripetal force.

Is centripetal force a fictitious force?

No. Centripetal force is real. Centrifugal force is a fictitious force. It really just Newton's first law of motion.