Centripetal Force & Centrifugal "Force"

  • Due Sep 29, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Sep 29, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited


Watch the following video tutorial on the centripetal force and the centrifugal pseudo-force. 

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• Centripetal force pushes inward, deflecting the path of action into circular motion.
• Objects moving in a circle feel an apparent outward centrifugal force due to inertia.
• Going the same speed, the smaller the turn radius, the greater the centrifugal force.
• With constant rotation (rpm), the farther from the center of the circle, the greater the centrifugal force.
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