So inevitably the centripetal force of the establishment GOP will move toward Jeb Bush.
If this is the centripetal force pulling a planet or satellite in, it must be equal to the centrifugal force of this latter, viz.
As if sucked upward by a centripetal force it rose in the air.
The centripetal force seemed to have made me its especial victim.
Let us again refer to the centripetal force, so that we may see exactly what its governing conditions are.
The name of this man expresses all the centripetal force which the modern social movement contains.
What is the centripetal force, the force of gravitation, which acts without contact at such immense distances?
It is true, the resistance of the body furnishes the measure of the centripetal force.
Buckle's denunciation of the 'spirit of protection' is like praising the centrifugal and reviling the centripetal force.
Once within its serpentine coils—a centripetal force rushes its votary to the vortex of ruin.
|centripetal force |
A force acting on a moving body at an angle to the direction of motion, tending to make the body follow a circular or curved path. The force of gravity acting on a satellite in orbit is an example of a centripetal force; the friction of the tires of a car making a turn similarly provides centripetal force on the car.
Our Living Language : In a popular carnival ride, people stand with their backs against the wall of a cylindrical chamber. The chamber spins rapidly, the floor drops out, but the riders remain pressed against the wall without falling. Although the riders may insist they stay aboard because of an outward force pushing them against the wall, the reality is the opposite: the riders are subject to an inward, or centripetal, force. As the ride spins, it forces the riders to travel in a circle. According to Isaac Newton's law of inertia, objects in motion tend to travel in a straight line at constant speed unless acted on by an external force. To make an object travel along a curved path, a force must keep the object moving toward the center of curvature—in this case the axis of rotation. The wall of the ride's cylindrical chamber accomplishes this by pushing the riders toward the center (with the friction between the riders and the wall holding the riders up). The force of the Earth's gravity acts as a centripetal force on orbiting objects, such as the Earth's Moon, which is constantly being accelerated toward the center of the Earth, as in free fall. The Moon has enough inertia not to plummet into the Earth but not so much that it can escape the Earth's pull, and thus it will orbit almost indefinitely.