War can be a centrifugal force, pulling together disparate groups who share a common enemy.
But of late years another property of centrifugal force has been brought into play.
That was because if there were no inertia there would be no centrifugal force.
If this is the centripetal force pulling a planet or satellite in, it must be equal to the centrifugal force of this latter, viz.
The heavier things are, the harder they are thrown out by centrifugal force.
The centrifugal force has been overbalanced by the centripetal.
It is all thrown to the other side by the centrifugal force.
The centrifugal force, which tends to make the machine fly off at a tangent to the curve at which it is turning.
There are also other phenomena which demand a centrifugal force in the universe.
Its shape excludes all acts of equestrian vaulting, based upon the support given by the centrifugal force to circus acrobats.
|centrifugal force |
An effect that seems to cause an object moving in a curve to be pushed away from the curve's center. Centrifugal force is not a true force but is actually the effect of inertia, in that the moving object's natural tendency is to move in a straight line. See Note at centripetal force.
A force that tends to move objects away from the center in a system undergoing circular motion. Centrifugal force keeps the water in a whirling bucket from spilling or throws a rider in a car against the door when the car goes around a sharp curve. Centrifugal force is actually a form of inertia.