Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces

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Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces

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Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces: 

Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces

Centripetal Force: 

Centripetal Force We should remember from earlier work that motion is always caused by some kind of force. The same is true for circular motion Centripetal Force is any force that causes an object to follow a circular path.

Centripetal Force: 

Centripetal Force Centripetal force can be thought of as a “center seeking” force. Centripetal force is always directed toward the center

Measuring Centripetal Force: 

Measuring Centripetal Force We know that Force is always F=m(a) Centripetal force is always measured as follows---->

Try it!: 

Try it! A car is rounding a curve at 65 m/s. The mass of the car is 1500 kg. The centripetal force of the car going around the curve is 28 N. What is the radius of the curve?

Centrifugal Force: 

Centrifugal Force Just like we have an inward seeking force with circular motion, we can also have an outward seeking motion. This outward seeking motion is called Centrifugal force.

Centrifugal Force: 

Centrifugal Force Centrifugal force can be seen if we tie a string to a bucket and fill the bucket with water. The force holding the water in the bucket and keeping it from falling out is Centrifugal Force.

Centrifugal Force: 

Centrifugal Force Centrifugal force is measured the same way we measure centripetal force The only difference is the fact that our direction is outward and not inward.

Real world: Physics on the Space Station: 

Real world: Physics on the Space Station Real World: The ISS