Hi, I'm trying to better understand these terms as they relate to central force motion. Am I correct in that the centrifugal potential could be considered the "angular kinetic energy" expressed in terms of radius? Then since potential only depends on radius its considered part of the effective potential? Does the negative gradient of these 2 terms correspond to forces?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Is this easier to understand using Lagrangian mechanics? Thanks.

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# Effective/Centrifugal Potential

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