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## Main Question or Discussion Point

The lab we did today was to determine the relationship between radius, speed, mass, and frequency on the centripetal force in a given system. I am typing up my thesis now, and I am having trouble understanding something.

Fc=(mv^2)/r = m*4*pi^2*r*f^2 Given those two equal equations for centripetal force, I would be inclined to believe that centripetal force is INVERSELY related to centripetal force given the first equation, but at the same time, directly related to centripetal force, given the second equation.

So two questions here: Which one would it be, and why are there two equations providing different proportionalities?

Fc=(mv^2)/r = m*4*pi^2*r*f^2 Given those two equal equations for centripetal force, I would be inclined to believe that centripetal force is INVERSELY related to centripetal force given the first equation, but at the same time, directly related to centripetal force, given the second equation.

So two questions here: Which one would it be, and why are there two equations providing different proportionalities?