# Centrifugal Force Definition

In physics, centrifugal force is defined as outward force or energy experienced when an object rotates in a circular path but constantly tends away from the central point about which it's spinning. Or, in other words, a force that arises from the body's inertia that is rotating around an axis. For instance, if we tie a stone with a string, centrifugal force prevents it from rotating around the axis of rotation because it pulls the stone in the outward direction. The SI unit applied for centrifugal force is Newton.

## Formula of Centrifugal Force

To find out the centrifugal force, you can use the formula listed below, or you can use our centrifugal force to get the answer instantly.

F = mv2/r

Where,

F = centrifugal force

m = mass of an object

v = velocity of an object

r = radius between object and central point

Note:

To calculate the centrifugal force, you can use our Centrifugal Force Calculator.

### Example

To find the centrifugal force, you can use the formula listed below:

Suppose if a bicycle weighing 15 kg, running at a speed of 15 m/s on the road, then find the momentum of a bicycle.

Given data

Mass = m = 15 kg
Velocity = v = 15 m/s

To Find

Centrifugal force = ?

Solution

To find the centrifugal force, you can use the formula listed below:

F = mv2/r

Putting values in the formula:

F = (5)(10)2 / 5 = 100N