Centripetal Acceleration Tutorial



Centripetal Acceleration Tutorial
Centripetal Acceleration:
     Acceleration directed toward the center of a circular path. This is called as Centripetal(Centrifugal) Acceleration.

Centripetal Acceleration Formula :
Centripetal Acceleration:

Radius:

Velocity:
where,
a = Centripetal Acceleration,
r = Circular Radius,
v = Velocity,

Centripetal(Centrifugal) Acceleration Example:
Case 1: A car moving at a speed of 29 m/s moves around a circle with a radius of 20 m. Determine the acceleration of the car.
 r = 20 m, v = 29 m/s
  Step 1: Substitute the values in the below centripetal acceleration formula:
           
This example will guide you to calculate the Centripetal Acceleration manually.

Case 2: A tyre is running around a circle with a radius of 5 m and 12 m/s2 of centripetal acceleration. Determine the speed of the tyre.
 a = 12 m/s2, r = 5 m
  Step 1: Substitute the values in the below Velocity formula:
           
This example will guide you to calculate the velocity manually.



This tutorial will help you dynamically to find the Centripetal(Centrifugal) Acceleration problems.