Centripetal Force Formula
A force that acts on a body moving in a circular path and directed towards the centre around which the body is moving is called Centripetal force.
When an object travels around a circular path with a constant speed, it experiences an accelerating centripetal force towards the centre.
The equation for centripetal force is as shown below
Fc is the centripetal force
m is mass
v is velocity
r is the radius of the path
A van of 1,250 Kg is travelling at 50.0 m/s covers a curve of radius 200 m. calculate the centripetal force.
The given parameters are
mass = 1,250 Kg
radius = 200 m
Velocity = 50.0 m/s
Substitute the values in the given formula