# Centrifugal Force

Centrifugal force, abbreviated as \(F_c\) is when a force pushes away from the center of a circle, but this does not really exist. When an object travels in a circle, the object always wants to go straight, but the centripetal force keeps the object traveling along an axis of rotation.

## Centrifugal force formulas

\(\large{ F_c = m \; a_c }\) |

\(\large{ F_c = \frac { m \; v^2 }{ r } }\) |

\(\large{ F_c = \frac { m\; \left( 2 \; \pi \; r \; F \right)^2 }{ r } }\) |

\(\large{ F_c = m\; \left( 2 \; \pi \; F \right)^2 \; r }\) |

### Where:

Units |
English |
Metric |

\(\large{ F_c }\) = centrifugal force | \(\large{lbf}\) | \(\large{N}\) |

\(\large{ \omega }\) (Greek symbol omega) = angular velocity | \(\large{\frac{rad}{sec}}\) | \(\large{\frac{rad}{s}}\) |

\(\large{ F }\) = force | \(\large{lbf}\) | \(\large{N}\) |

\(\large{ \pi }\) = Pi | \(\large{3.141 592 653 589 793...}\) | |

\(\large{ m }\) = mass | \(\large{lbm}\) | \(\large{kg}\) |

\(\large{ r }\) = radius from the origin | \(\large{ft}\) | \(\large{m}\) |

\(\large{ v }\) = velocity | \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) | \(\large{\frac{m}{sec}}\) |

Tags: Equations for Force