Class 11 Physics Laws of Motion Circular motion

Circular motion

  • Motion in a circular path
  • Centripetal force plays a crucial role in circular motion.
  • It is the Force that makes a body follow a curved path. It acts towards the centre.


  • Generally denoted by Fc
  • Fc = mv2 /r

Sine we know that F = ma; therefore v2 /r is termed as Centripetal acceleration

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