Enter the mass, velocity, and radius into the calculator to determine the angular force acting on an object.

Angular Force Formula

The following formula is used to calculate an angular force.

F = m*v^2 / r
  • Where F is the force (N)
  • m is the mass (kg)
  • v is the velocity (m/s)
  • r is the radius (m)

To calculate an angular force, multiply the mass by the tangential velocity squared, then divide by the radius.

Angular Force Definition

An angular force is a force required to keep a rotating object at a constant tangential velocity.

Angular Force Example

How to calculate angular force?

  1. First, determine the mass.

    Measure or calculate the mass of the object.

  2. Next, determine the radius

    Measure the radius of rotation.

  3. Next, determine the velocity.

    Calculate the tangential velocity.

  4. Finally, calculate the angular force.

    Calculate angular force using the equation above.

Is angular speed centripetal force?

No, angular speed is not centripetal force. A centripetal force is what causes an object to have an angular speed.


What is an angular force?

An angular force is a force that keeps a rotating object moving at a constant velocity in rotational motion.

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