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written by Carl Rod Nave
This Hyperphysics website gives an explanation of centripetal force, offering formulas and diagrams of example problems. A number of links are also provided for further information.
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image credit: Darron Spohn; larger image This resource was featured by the Physics To Go collection from September 1, 2008 until September 16, 2008. View the feature here!

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© 2006 Carl R. Nave
center seeking force, centripetal acceleration, centripetal motion, circular motion
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Metadata instance created August 5, 2008 by Logan Hancock

I've been reading your site for a few years.

Author: Darron Spohn
Posted: April 29, 2010 at 12:25AM
Source: The Physics To Go collection

and now I run across one of my photos here. Cool. Thanks for giving me credit.

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