To calculate centripetal force, put the values of the mass, velocity, and radius in the centripetal force calculator.

Centripetal force calculator is an online tool that calculates the centripetal force by using mass, velocity, and radius.

## What is centripetal force?

The definition of centripetal force:

“It is a force, directed towards the center that keeps a body in a circular path.”

The unit of centripetal force is Newton or kgms^{-2}.

The equation for centripetal force is,

**F**_{c} =mv^{2}/r

In this equation:

*F* represents the centripetal force,

*m* is mass,

*V* is velocity, and

*r* is radius.

## How to calculate centripetal force?

*Example:*

A kid is rotating a ball of a mass of *10 kg* attached to a string of *2 meters* in a circular motion with a velocity of 4ms^{-1}. Calculate the centripetal force acting on the ball.

**Solution**:

**Step 1:** Identify the values.

V = 4ms^{-1}

r = 2 m

m = 10 kg

**Step 2:** Put the values in the formula of centripetal force:

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

F_{c }= (10)(4^{2})/2

F_{c }= 160/2

F_{c} = 80 N