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Motion Under Central Forces (part 1)

central forces notes

This article covers an introduction to central forces , equation of motion under central forces and


If the force \(\mathop f\limits^ \to \) acting on a body has following characteristics then it is a central force
(i) it depends on the distance between two particles
(ii) it is always directed towards or away from a fixed point.
Gravitational force is an example of central forces. Mathematically if we
consider central point as origin