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Centripetal Force Introduction and Demonstration

Learn why a centripetal force exists, three important things to remember about centripetal force, and drawing free body diagrams for objects moving in circles.

Want Lecture Notes? This is an AP Physics 1 topic.

Content Times:
0:01 Newton’s Second Law for Centripetal Force
1:10 Three things to remember about Centripetal Force
2:41 Drawing a free body diagram
3:57 Why we sum the forces in the “in-direction”

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