# Centripetal Force

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Centripetal Force

What is centripetal force?-any motion in a curved path represents accelereated motion and requires a force directed to the center of the path

The rollercoaster doesn't fall out of the loop!

http://psychopathyawareness.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/roller_coaster1.jpg4/22/13

The handle acts as the centripetal force that pulls the bucket and water into the center and keeps them from following their paths of inertia.

Newton's First Law states, also called law of inertia, states that if the forces acting upon an object are balanced, then that object will not accelerate, thus explaining why water stays in the bucket.

Net Force

Mass

Newton's Second Law describes the relationship between mass, net force, and acceleration, as shown in this graph and table.

http://www.experiland.com/html_projects/EA/10090802_EA_Defying%20gravity%20with%20centrifugal%20force.htm4/22/13