 # Centripetal Acceleration Calculator

Formula: Centripetal acceleration(a)= v2r
Enter the unknown value as ‘x.’

Centripetal Acceleration(a): m/s2
Velocity(v): m/s

x =

Centripetal Acceleration Calculator is a free online tool that displays the centripetal acceleration of the moving body. BYJU’S online centripetal acceleration calculator tool performs the calculation faster, and it displays the centripetal acceleration in a fraction of seconds.

## How to Use the Centripetal Acceleration Calculator?

The procedure to use the centripetal acceleration calculator is as follows:

Step 1: Enter the velocity, radius and x for the unknown value in the respective input field

Step 2: Now click the button “Calculate the Unknown” to get the result

Step 3: Finally, the centripetal acceleration of the moving body will be displayed in the output field

### What is Meant by the Centripetal Acceleration?

In Physics, one of the important properties of the moving object is the centripetal acceleration. We know that acceleration means a change in velocity. When the object is moving in a circular fashion, it has an acceleration vector that points towards the centre of the circle. The acceleration experienced by the moving object is called the centripetal acceleration. The unit of centripetal acceleration is m/s2. In general, centripetal means towards the centre. Similarly, the force that causes the acceleration towards the centre of the circle is called the centripetal force. The centripetal acceleration formula is given by

Centripetal Acceleration = v2/r.

Where,

“v”  is the velocity of the moving object in m/s.

“r” is the radius in m.