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Centrifugal Acceleration

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Acceleration , which comes from the Latin word acceleration, is the act and the consequence of accelerating (cause an increase in speed). The term also refers to the magnitude which allows the expression of the speed increase in a temporary unit.

He adjective centrifugal , on the other hand, qualifies awhich breaks away from the center or has a tendency to move away from it . As for the center, it is the point located in the middle of something, which is equidistant from the boundaries or edges.

With these ideas of course, we can go on to define the concept of centrifugal acceleration . The notion is linked to the acceleration acquired by an object due to the effect of a centrifugal force (a dummy force that arises when describing the displacement of an object in a reference system that is in rotation)…

It can be said that this centrifugal force is part of the forces of inertia: those resulting from the description of the displacement of an element or of an system from a reference system that is not inertial . The centrifugal force, in this way, is produced by the inertia of the objects when moving around an axis, since these objects demonstrate a tendency to maintain a tangential type trajectory with respect to the curve they perform.

Centrifugal acceleration, therefore, increases as the centrifugal force grows by increasing the mass of the object and the turning radius. It is important not to confuse between centrifugal acceleration and centripetal acceleration (the magnitude that is related to the alteration of the velocity direction of an object that moves following a curvilinear type path).

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