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:
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: