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## What did Isaac Newton discover about centripetal force?

From his law of centrifugal force and Kepler’s third law of planetary motion, Newton deduced that the centrifugal (and hence centripetal) force of the Moon or of any planet must decrease as the inverse square of its distance from the center of its motion.

## Who discovered the circular motion?

By 1666, Newton had formulated early versions of his three LAWS OF MOTION. He had also discovered the law stating the centrifugal force (or force away from the center) of a body moving uniformly in a circular path.

**What is centripetal acceleration in physics?**

Centripetal acceleration, the acceleration of a body traversing a circular path. Because velocity is a vector quantity (that is, it has both a magnitude, the speed, and a direction), when a body travels on a circular path, its direction constantly changes and thus its velocity changes, producing an acceleration.

### How is centripetal acceleration derived?

Thus, the acceleration due to centripetal force is given by,a=v2r. Clearly as the velocity v and the radius r of the circle are constant, acceleration a will also remain a constant.

### Is centripetal a force?

A centripetal force is a net force that acts on an object to keep it moving along a circular path. Newton’s 1ˢᵗ law tells us that an object will continue moving along a straight path unless acted on by an external force. The external force here is the centripetal force.

**What is difference between centripetal and centrifugal force?**

Centripetal force is the force REQUIRED for circular motion. Centrifugal force is the force that makes something flee from the center.

#### What keeps the stone in circular motion?

This is sometimes referred to as the centripetal force requirement. The word centripetal (not to be confused with the F-word centrifugal) means center seeking. For object’s moving in circular motion, there is a net force acting towards the center which causes the object to seek the center.

#### What are 3 examples of centripetal force?

Just a few examples are the tension in the rope on a tether ball, the force of Earth’s gravity on the Moon, friction between roller skates and a rink floor, a banked roadway’s force on a car, and forces on the tube of a spinning centrifuge. Any net force causing uniform circular motion is called a centripetal force.

**What is another name of centripetal acceleration?**

Causes an object to change its direction and not its speed along a circular pathway. Also called radial acceleration.

## How is V WR?

The angular velocity ω is usually a scalar, rather than a vector quantity. The magnitude of the radial velocity is given as v = ω r, where r is the magnitude of the radius vector.

## Why does centripetal force fail?

So if an object is moving in a horizontal circle at constant speed, the centripetal force does not do work and cannot alter the total mechanical energy of the object. In fact, whenever the unbalanced centripetal force acts perpendicular to the direction of motion, the speed of the object will remain constant.

**What is centripetal force equal to?**

centripetal force and centrifugal force, action-reaction force pair associated with circular motion. The magnitude F of the centripetal force is equal to the mass m of the body times its velocity squared v 2 divided by the radius r of its path: F=mv2/r.