# Centripetal Force Calculator

Enter the values in the input boxes and click the **Calculate **button to see the result by using this Centripetal Force Calculator.

## Centripetal Force

### To calculate Centripetal Force:

Centripetal force calculator** **calculates the total centripetal force acting on a body moving in a circular motion. This tool is very handy for calculating:

- Centripetal force
*(F)* - Mass
*(m)* - Radius
*(r)* - Velocity
*(v)*

In this space, we will explain the centripetal force definition, how to calculate centripetal without using centripetal force formula calculator, equation for centripetal force**, **and some examples of centripetal force as well.

## How centripetal calculator works?

To use centripetal velocity calculator**, **follow these steps:

- Choose what you want to calculate from the dropdown list.
- Enter the required values in the given input boxes.
- Hit the
**Calculate**button to get the result. - Use the
**Reset**button to enter new values.

Circular motion calculator** **is a multiservice and multipurpose tool that offers ease of use for the users.

## What is centripetal force?

Centripetal force is a force that pulls the object inwards, towards the axis around which it rotates. It forces the object to move along a circular path.

For example, centripetal force acts on a moving car when the car turns along a banked road.

## Centripetal force formula

**Centripetal force equation **can be derived from Newton’s second law of motion as:

*F = mv ^{2}/r*

Where,

** F **represents the centripetal force,

** m **is mass,

** v **is the velocity, and

** r **refers to the radius.

## How to find centripetal force?

To find centripetal force** **without using a centripetal force solver**, **follow the below steps:

- Identify and write down the values.
- Write down the formula of centripetal force and place the values.
- Solve the equation to get the centripetal force.

**Example:**

A ball attached to a ** 3 meter** long string is moving in a circular motion with a velocity of

**If the mass of the ball is**

*5 m/s.***find the**

*2.5 kg,**centripetal force*acting on it?

**Solution:**

**Step 1: **Write down the given values.

*r = **3/2 = 1.5 m*

*v = 5 m/s*

*m = 2.5 kg*

**Step 2: **Write down the formula and substitute the values.

*F = mv ^{2}/r*

*F = (2.5 × 5 ^{2})/1.5*

*F = 62.5/1.5*

*F = 41.67 N*

Use our magnitude of centripetal force calculator** **above to cross-check the calculations.

## FAQs

### What are 3 examples of centripetal force?

A few examples of centripetal force are:

- A car taking a turn on a curved road.
- Ball attached to string moving in a circular motion.
- The motion of a satellite around orbit in space.

### What is the difference between centripetal and centrifugal force?

Centripetal force acts on an object which is moving along a curved path. It is directed inwards towards the axis. Whereas, centrifugal force *(-*** f=mv^2/r)** also acts on an object moving along a curved path but directed outwards away from the axis.

### References:

- The Centripetal Force Requirement by physicsclassroom.com
- Science, L.What Are Centrifugal & Centripetal Forces? livescience.com