## What is centripetal force?

What is centripetal force?

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Centripetal fforce is the net force to be acting on a body so that it can move in a curved path. The centripetal force is always directed towArds the center of the circular path. The word centripetal means “directed towards the center” or “center seeking force”.

Please remember that it is not a new kind of force, but in different case one or more of the fundamental forces or their components provide the necessary centripetal for e.

The magnitude of the centrifugal force that must be acting on a body of mass m moving with a speed v along a curve of radius of curvature r is given by F = mv^2/r

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