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Centrifugal force?

  1. Jul 15, 2005 #1
    Centrifugal force????

    Hi people,
    Can someone explain to me what is centrifugal force? Please tell me the equations related to it. I have tried by best to calculate it, but I have drawn a blank.
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  3. Jul 15, 2005 #2
    Centripetal and Centrifugal forces are action-reaction forces, In ground frame , only centripetal force exists , and in the frame of ball at the end of rope rotating in a plane, you will feel the centrifugal force.Now Centripetal and centrifugal are opposite in direction and they donot cancel each other simply because they act on different bodies in two different frames.


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