# Centripetal Force Calculator

If you want to determine the force that tends to move an object around its axis, you can use the centripetal force calculator.

In physics, the **force required by an object to move around its axis** ( in a curved/circular path ) is known as **centripetal force**. Whereas, The force's direction is constantly parallel to the radius (r) of curvature. The SI unit is used to express the centripetal force of newton.

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## Formula of Centripetal Force Calculator

To find the centripetal force instantly, you can use our calculator, or to find it manually, you can use the formula listed below:

F_{c}= mv^{2}/r

**Where,**

F_{c} is Centripetal force.

m = mass of an object.

v = velocity of an object.

r = radius of an object.

**Note:**

To calculate centripetal acceleration, you can use our Centripetal Acceleration Calculator.

### Example

To know how to find the centripetal force of an object, let us have an example below;

Suppose a vehicle moving around a circular track, with a velocity of 45 km/h and a mass of 2000 kg; if 10 m is the track radius, then calculate the centripetal force of a vehicle.

**Given data**

Mass = m = 2000 kg

Velocity = v = 45 km/h

Radius = r = 10m

**To Find**

Centripetal force = ?

**Solution**

To find out the centripetal force of a vehicle, we will use the formula listed below:

F_{c}= mv^{2}/r

Putting values in the formula:

F_{c}= ((2000) * (12.5)^{2}) / 10

F_{c}= 31,250 N

### How to use the Centripetal Force Calculator?

The steps to use the centripetal force calculator are as follows:

**Step 1: **Enter the value of an object's mass in the first required input.

**Step 2: **Enter the value of the object's velocity in the second required input.

**Step 3: **Enter the value of the radius of the axis in the third required input.

**Step 4: **The calculator will automatically display an answer on the screen.

### Calculator use

You can use our centripetal force calculator in various physics principles, such as; motion in a vertical circle, banking of curved roads and tracks, etc.