Also known as G-Force. Describes the acceleration of gravity, and in Formula One, the force that presses a car outwards in a corner. The unit of measurement is the g (1g = 9.81 metres per second per second).
Centrifugal force describes the fact that when any object is subject to high speed while rotating, it will "fly out" or away from its original position. Squeezing the trigger starts this force that pushes the clutch teeth out from their resting spot when the saw is not being used.
The fictitious force which occurs when moving along a curved path. To an observer moving in such a way, there appears to be a sideways force, which tries to throw them off that path, onto a path which is tangent to their motion. In a car moving along a curved mountain highway, the apparent desire of the car and its contents to go off the side of the mountain, instead of following the road.
The natural tendency of a language to branch into a set of regional dialects (cf. Centripetal Force). The various distinctive dialects of American English (Southern, Northern, Northeastern) all display centrifugal force.
A force which must be included in the calculation of equilibria between forces in a rotating frame of reference (e.g. rotating carrousel, rotating space station, rotating Earth). In the rotating frame, the forces on a body of mass m are in equilibrium (as evidenced by the body staying at the same place) only if all forces acting on it, plus a "centrifugal force" mv2/R directed away from the center of rotation, add up to zero. See Coriolis force.
A force associated with a rotating body. In the case of a pump, the rotating impeller pushes fluid on the back of the impeller blade, imparting circular and radial motion. A body that moves in a circular path will has a centrifugal force associated with it.
The apparent force in a rotating system, deflecting masses radially outward from the axis of rotation, with magnitude per unit mass Ï‰2, where Ï‰ is the angular speed of rotation and is the radius of curvature of the path. This magnitude may also be written as , in terms of the linear speed . This force (per unit mass) is equal and opposite to the centripetal acceleration. The centrifugal force on the earth and atmosphere due to rotation about the earth's axis is incorporated with the field of gravitation to form the field of gravity.
Force that causes a mass to move away from the center of rotation.
Centrifugal force (from Latin centrum "center" and fugere "to flee") is a term which may refer to two different forces which are related to rotation. Both of them are oriented away from the axis of rotation, but the object on which they are exerted differs.