# Centirpetal And Centrifugal Forces

• agravity
In summary, centripetal and centrifugal forces are terms used to describe the direction of a force's action - either towards or away from the center. Every known force can function as a centripetal force and has a corresponding centrifugal reaction. However, the terms are not always precise and can be better described by more specific terms such as gravipetal and gravifugal or cohesipetal and cohesifugal forces. The behavior and equations for these forces differ, and the concept of falling but missing the ground is best understood through calculus.
agravity
Centripetal and centrifugal forces

What do you think about the following division, i.e. distinction between centripetal and centrifugal forces?

gravipetal-gravifugal
electropetal-electrofugal
magnetopetal-magnetofugal
nucleopetal-nucleofugal
cohesipetal-cohesifugal

Every known force can function as a centripetal force, and has inevitable reaction in centrifugal direction. The terms CENTRIFUGAL AND CENTRIPETAL are only denominations of direction of actioning - toward center or away of it.

E.G. Astronauts which are orbiting Earth are levitating due to gravifugal force. In a case of levitation of astronauts is erroneus to say: they are levitating due to "centrifugal force" because that term is to general, or to large.

For more,CLEARER and EASIER to understand, please see at the site:

http://www.geocities.com/agravity/ANTIGRAVITY.htm
THERE ARE ALSO THE DATA ON GRAVIFUGAL FLYING CRAFT
Thank you!

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Good idea, althought i don't really agree with it.
Scientists try their best to make science 'simpler', with fewer terms, etc ...
Now, in the case of an astraunot orbitting round earth, the gravitational force on the astraunot works as a centripetal force (for a person watching from an inertial frame of refference), so, the force that the astraunot feels as levitating force is actually a centrifgual force (remember he is not in an inertial frame of refference), so i don't see where the problem comes up.
You said :
a case of levitation of astronauts is erroneus to say: they are levitating due to "centrifugal force" because that term is to general, or to large.
Can you explain this more, why is it erroneous to say "They are lifted due to centrifugal force, that is due to a centripetal force which is the gravitational force" ?

"""a case of levitation of astronauts is erroneus to say: they are levitating due to "centrifugal force" because that term is to general, or to large."""

It is more correct and more precize and clearer to say "gravifugal force", because it is the reaction to the gravipetal force action.

If we rotate the little stone on the string, we also deal with centrifugal and centripetal force (speaking generaly), but it is much better to say: cohesipetal and cohesifugal or solidopetal and solidofugal force.

There are some esential differences between the two pair of force

Gravipetal - gravifugal
and
Cohesipetal - cohesifugal

Equation for the first pair - grav.:
GMm/R2 - mv2/R
Equation for the second pair - cohesi.:
mv2/r - mv2/r

Behaviour of the rotating mass and forces is also quite different.
http://www.geocities.com/agravity/ANTIGRAVITY.htm
THERE ARE ALSO SOME INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT GRAVIFUGAL FLYING CRAFT
Thank you

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No... you still misunderstand the idea of centripetal effects. What happens is best seen as falling but missing the ground. The object in orbit is continuously falling under the unbalanced force of attraction, but constantly missing the ground.

Have you done calculus?

Dear sir,
your opinion is not incorrect, but it is only simplicication for schoool-children.

That is why I asked if you know calculus. I can give you the full complex version if you desire.

And you didn't say why the model isn't correct.

OK, OK
You are right

But there is no centrifugal force...

I do not understand what are you talking about, but you are right.

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## 1. What are centripetal and centrifugal forces?

Centripetal and centrifugal forces are two types of inertial forces that act on objects in circular motion. Centripetal force is the force that pulls an object towards the center of its circular path, keeping it in the circular motion. Centrifugal force is the outward force that appears to push objects away from the center of rotation.

## 2. What is the difference between centripetal and centrifugal forces?

The main difference between centripetal and centrifugal forces is the direction of the force. Centripetal force acts towards the center of rotation, while centrifugal force acts in the opposite direction, away from the center of rotation.

## 3. How do centripetal and centrifugal forces affect an object in circular motion?

In circular motion, centripetal force keeps an object moving along its circular path, while centrifugal force acts as a balancing force to prevent the object from collapsing towards the center of rotation.

## 4. What are some real-life examples of centripetal and centrifugal forces?

Centripetal force is observed in objects moving in circular motion, such as a car turning a corner or a satellite orbiting around a planet. Centrifugal force is evident in objects moving in a curved path, such as a ball being thrown in a curve or water spinning in a washing machine.

## 5. How do centripetal and centrifugal forces affect the stability of an object?

Centripetal force is responsible for maintaining an object's circular motion, while centrifugal force tries to disrupt the motion. The balance between these two forces determines the stability of an object in circular motion. Too much centrifugal force can cause an object to fly off its path, while too little centrifugal force can cause an object to collapse towards the center of rotation.

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