Net Force in Uniform Circular Motion

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This equation computes the net force on a mass that is in uniform circular motion.  Inputs to this equation are:

  • v - the tangential velocity of the orbiting object
  • R - the radius of circular motion
  • - the mass of the object

Author: Merlin

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Notes

Sears and Zemansky's: University Physics: 12th Edition equation 5.17