# Find the net force toward the center of the circular

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Unformatted text preview: weight is supported by a fric-onless table •  The tension in the string causes the puck to move in a circle Centripetal Force •  General equa-on •  If the force vanishes, the object will move in a straight line tangent to the circle of mo-on •  Centripetal force is a classiﬁca-on that includes forces ac-ng toward a central point –  It is not a force in itself –  A centripetal force must be supplied by some actual, physical force Problem Solving Strategy •  Draw a free body diagram, showing and labeling all the forces ac-ng on the object(s) •  Choose a coordinate system that has one axis perpendicular to the circular path and the other axis tangent to the circular path –  The normal to the plane of...
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