# Questions tagged [centripetal-force]

any force responsible for maintaining an object on a curved path around a fixed center. In introductory coursework this is usually "uniform circular motion" and yields several simple and useful relations. Not to be confused with the centrifugal pseudo-force experienced in an accelerated referenced frame.

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### A Force Perpendicular to the Velocity changes only the direction of motion?

Why does a force that remains perpendicular to velocity alaways only change the direction of the motion(circular) and not induce a velocity in the perpendicular direction???
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### Off-centered IMU and how to determine the centripetal force acting on it

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask questions about IMUs and how they work. My question is: if a 6-DOF IMU is placed off-center from the center of mass of the body being measured, and the ...
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### Why do objects in circular motion move outwards instead of inwards? [duplicate]

I know that whenever an object undergoes circular motion then it has a centripetal acceleration towards the centre and a tangential acceleration. Due to these accelerations I had thought that ab ...
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### What is the relationship between gravitation, centripetal and centrifugal force on the Earth?

I'm trying to analyze a situation wherein a ship is moving across the surface of the earth. I am trying to analyze this situation in a reference frame that is rotating with the earth (NED frame). I am ...
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### Why, when we calculate forces in banking of roads, we do not take the centripetal force but the centrifugal force?

I know the we only apply centrifugal force when in non inertial frame of the object but in banking of road questions, why cant we make equations from inertial frame rather than non inertial frame? ...
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### If you're holding on to a playground spinning wheel and then let go, is your trajectory straight or curved?

Let's say you are on one of those playground spinning wheels and then you let go. I've heard that you will fly off tangentially to the wheel, but do you really fly off in a straight line, since you ...
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