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Is the centripetal force a pseudo force? [duplicate]

So I'm having a bit of struggle understanding the origin of the centripetal force. Is the centripetal force a pseudo force? Somebody told me that both the centrifugal and the centripetal forces are ...
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What would be the force acting on? [duplicate]

Suppose a car is negotiating a bend on a smooth road and it starts to slip away. What is the force acting on the car causing it to slip away? I know that the centrifugal force is fictitious. Since the ...
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Is there a huge difference between centrifugal and centripetal forces?

I am doing a video for 8th grade on the subject. I'm showing the experiment of swinging a bucket of water over your head. Is there a huge difference between centrifugal and centripetal forces? Would ...
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Derivation of the centrifugal and coriolis force

I was wondering how easily these two pseudo-forces can be derived mathematically in order to exhibit a clear physical meaning. How would you proceed?
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What is the cause of centripetal/centrifugal force?

What is the cause of centripetal/centrifugal force? When an object of mass $m$ is moved in a circular orbit, it experiences a centrifugal force radially away from the center. What is the cause of this ...
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"Artificial gravity" on a rotating space stations

There have been a lot of sci-fi shows recently using the "rotating space station" explanation for gravity on space stations. After watching these videos:
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Fictitious forces confusion

I have a hard time understanding the subject of fictitious forces. Let's discuss a few examples: 1) I'm sitting inside a vehicle which is accelerating in a straight line. I feel like someone is ...
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If centrifugal force isn't real then why am I being pushed on a merry go rournd? [duplicate]

I just finished my class on circular acceleration and I learnt that centrifugal force (outward force) is a psuedo force. It doesn't really exist. Now suppose I am going round in my car or a merry go ...
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Countersteering a motorcycle

Everyone knows the story about countersteering. For those who don't, I will explain it below and after the explanation I will ask my question. You can watch this short video as a beginning: The ...
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Which force pushes a ball away from the center of a spinning disk?

Here is a question from my book. I need to know which force is acting on the ball, making it move outwards? It cannot be centrifugal force, as centrifugal force acts if the particle is moving in a ...
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Which force is required by a satellite revolving around the earth?

Since centripetal force is the inward force required to keep an object moving with a constant speed in circular path and centrifugal force is the apparent force that pulls an object from its centre or ...
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Coriolis force and Newton's third law

I would like to ask a stupid question here. If a body 'b' moving downward with a velocity $v$ in a rotating frame of reference with angular velocity $\omega$, and $\omega$ and $v$ not being parallel ...
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Intuitive understanding of centripetal vs. centrifugal force

I am having trouble understanding how centripetal force works intuitively. This is my claim. When I have a mass strapped on a string and spin it around, I feel the mass pulling my hand. So, I want ...
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Centripetal force in frame of reference of body moving In a circle

Suppose a body is moving in a circle about a fixed point. In the frame of reference of the body, is the centripetal force felt or is only the centrifugal force felt? More generally, does a body only ...
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Centripetal and centrifugal force

If a stone is rotated with the help of a rope, then both centripetal force and centrifugal force will be liberated. The magnitude of that forces are same, but direction of them are opposite to each ...
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