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- I understand that potential energies are energies relative to reference points. For example, gravitational potential energy is relative to a point at infinity. What is the reference point for centrifugal potential energies?

I understand that potential energies are energies relative to reference points. For example, gravitational/electrical potential energy is relative to a point at infinity. What is the reference point for centrifugal potential energies?

In the case of planetary orbits, must the reference point also be at infinity, so that the reference point of centrifugal potential energy is consistent with that of gravitational potential energy?

Thanks for all the help.

In the case of planetary orbits, must the reference point also be at infinity, so that the reference point of centrifugal potential energy is consistent with that of gravitational potential energy?

Thanks for all the help.