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Verify Centripetal Force by Spring and Radial Drag

Faculty Commons material developed by Ken Mellendorf - Published October 9, 2018

Verify that centripetal force does equal mv^2/r with only a spring force and radial drag to reduce oscillation. Motion of a mass zeros in on a balance of radius, speed, and force that match the corresponding centripetal force theory. The only motion assumption is that initial velocity is tangential.

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