# Centripetal Force

**Formula:**`Fc = (m * v^2) / r`

## Introduction to Centripetal Force

Centripetal force is the force acting on an object moving in a circular path that is directed toward the center around which the object is moving. The formula for centripetal force is given by ** Fc**=(

**×**

*m*

*v*^{2}) /

**, where**

*r***is the mass of the object,**

*m***is the velocity of the object, and**

*v***is the radius of the circular path.**

*r*## Parameter usage:

`m`

= mass of the object`r`

= radius of the circular path`v`

= velocity of the object

## Output:

`Fc`

= centripetal force

## Data validation

The mass, radius, and velocity should be greater than zero.

## Summary

This formula calculates the centripetal force acting on an object moving in a circular path by taking into account the mass, velocity, and radius of the circular path.

Tags: Physics, Centripetal Force, Circular Motion