What is Centripetal Force?
A centripetal force (from Latin centrum, "center" and petere, "to seek") is a force that makes a body follow a curved path. Its direction is always orthogonal to the motion of the body and towards the fixed point of the instantaneous center of curvature of the path. Isaac Newton described it as "a force by which bodies are drawn or impelled, or in any way tend, towards a point as to a centre". In Newtonian mechanics, gravity provides the centripetal force causing astronomical orbits.
How to Calculate Centripetal Force?
Centripetal Force calculator uses Centripetal Force = (Mass*(Velocity)^2)/Radius to calculate the Centripetal Force, A centripetal force is a force that makes a body follow a curved path. Its direction is always orthogonal to the motion of the body and towards the fixed point of the instantaneous center of curvature of the path. Centripetal Force is denoted by Fc symbol.
How to calculate Centripetal Force using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Centripetal Force, enter Mass (Mass_{flight path}), Velocity (v) & Radius (r) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Centripetal Force calculation can be explained with given input values -> 25524 = (35.45*(60)^2)/5.