1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Hello there, So I have a problem that I can't seem to figure out on my own. I have no background in physics (I haven't taken a physic course as of right now,) but my robotics team requires some math. I need to find the equation for moving something with a mass of 1.5kg upwards (towards the sky, for clarification) in a circular path, as shown. The radius is approximately .32 meters: 2. Relevant equations The equations I have tried to combine in an attempt to solve it are the equations for centrifugal force [F=m(v2/r)] and the force of gravity (9.8m/sec2.) I am uncertain whether or not I am searching in the right area, but I hope someone here can help. 3. The attempt at a solution So far, I have tried using centrifugal force with the force of gravity located inside the equation (I believe the equation I tried was [F=m(v2/r)(9.8m/sec2)], where m= 1.5 and v= .5m/sec. When numbers are plugged in, I got [F=1.5(.5m/sec2/.32m)(9.8m/sec2)] If I did the math correctly, the answer should be 22.972m/sec2. (I rounded to the thousandths place for all division) I am not sure if this is correct or not, so any help would be appreciated.