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. The formula to find centripetal force is given by:
Centripetal force = mv2/r
where m is mass, v is velocity, and r is radius.
To find the centripetal force, simply fill in the values below and then click the “Calculate” button.
Centripetal force: 0.70796