# Centrifugal Force Calculator

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## Definition

A force that causes an object moving in a circular path to move out and away from the center of its path. In other words, the apparent force that is felt by an object moving in a curved path that acts outwardly away from the center of rotation.

Centrifugal force refers to the force that tends to pull a particle or an object toward the axis around which it rotates. The centrifugal force is a ficticious force that only exists in the rotating reference frame.

E.g. – the force acting on a rotating DVD

## Formula

Formula used for **Centrifugal force** calculation is:

Centrifugal Force_{(N)}[F] = Mass_{(Kg)}[m] * Velocity^{2}_{(m/s2)}[v] / Radius_{(m)}[r]

**Example:**

A 1500kg car whose speed is 10 m/s rounds a turn who radius is 30m. What is the Centerifugal force on the car ?

**Sol. :**

f = m * v^{2} / r

f = 1500_{(kg)} * 10^{2}_{(m/s}^{2}) / 30

f = 1500 * 100 / 30

**f = 5000 N**

## Units

The standard unit of measurement for Centrifugal Force is **Newton i.e. (Kgm/s ^{2})**

Below is the conversion chart of various other units of Force