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Explain the Concept of Centripetal Force. - HSC Science (General) 12th Board Exam - Physics

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Question

Explain the concept of centripetal force.

Solution

a.   Force acting on a particle performing circular motion along the radius of circle and directed towards the centre of the circle is called centripetal force. 
It is given by FCP =`(mV^2)/r`
where, r = radius of circular path.
b.   Example: Electron revolves around the nucleus of an atom. The necessary centripetal force is provided by electrostatic force of attraction between positively charged nucleus and negatively charged electron.
c.   Unit: N in SI system and dyne in CGS system.
d.   Dimensions: `[M^1L^1T^-2]`

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 2016-2017 (March) (with solutions)
Question 2.1 | 2.00 marks

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