An 85 kg object is moving at a constant speed of 15 m/s in a circular path, which has a radius of 20 meters. What centripetal force is exerted on the body?



2 years ago Comment

The centripetal force is equal to:
[latex] \frac{mv^2}{r} [/latex]
After substituting the values from the question into the equation, we get:
[latex] \frac{85*15^2}{20} [/latex]
This solves to give a value of 956.25N