# Define Centripetal and centrifugal forces

Centrifugal Force

Meaning –  Centrifugal force (Latin for “center fleeing”) describes the tendency of an object following a curved path to fly outwards, away from the center of the curve. It’s not really a force; it results from inertia — the tendency of an object to resist any change in its state of rest or motion.

Definition – centrifugal force is defined as, “The apparent force, equal and opposite to the centripetal force, drawing a rotating body away from the center of rotation, caused by the inertia of the body,”

Centripetal force

Meaning – Centripetal force is a real force that counteracts the centrifugal force and prevents the object from “flying out,” keeping it moving instead with a uniform speed along a circular path.

Definition – Centripetal force is defined as, “The component of force acting on a body in curvilinear motion that is directed toward the center of curvature or axis of rotation,”

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