## CENTRIFUGALFORCE

### Centrifugal force

**Centrifugal force**is the apparent force that draws a rotating body away from the center of rotation. It is caused by the inertia of the body as the body's path is continually redirected. In Newtonian mechanics, the term

*centrifugal force*is used to refer to one of two distinct concepts: an inertial force observed in a non-inertial reference frame, and a reaction force corresponding to a centripetal force.

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### centrifugal force

#### Noun

- in everyday understanding, centrifugal force is the effect that tends to move an object away from the center of a circle it is rotating about (a consequence of inertia).
- : In a rotating reference frame, the apparent force that seems to push all bodies away from the centre of rotation of the frame and is a consequence of the body's mass and the frame's angular speed. It works in conjunction with the Coriolis force to give correct motion.
- : In circular motion, the 'reactive' centrifugal force is a real force applied
*by*the accelerating body that is equal and opposite to the centripetal force that is acting*on*the accelerating body. - : In polar coordinates, the apparent radial force that acts away from the center and is a consequence of the body's angular speed around the origin.

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