The Centrifugal Force

  • recall from physics that if you attach a string to a ball and swing it in a circular manner, then the force that is required to keep the ball moving in the circular path is called the centripetal force

  • the centripetal force is directed inward, towards the axis of rotation

  • as you swing the ball with the string, you feel the string tug on you hand...., this is called the centripetal force and is equal and opposite to the centrifugal force...