Define centripetal force. Can any type of force (for example, tension, gravitational force, friction, and so on) be a centripetal force? Can any combination of forces be a centripetal force?
Solution 4CQ Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 2 The uniform circular motion is caused by centripetal force which is the force directed to the center of the rotation. This centripetal force produces centripetal acceleration in the same direction as centripetal force toward the center of the circle. The centripetal acceleration changes the direction of the tangential speed and makes the object rotate.