# 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.

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## 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 = mv^{2}/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 =mv^{2}/r

**Putting values in the formula:**

F = (5)(10)^{2}/ 5 =100N