Centripetal acceleration is defined as the property of the motion of an object traversing a circular path.
The acceleration is directed radially toward the center of the circle and has a magnitude equal to the square of the body’s speed along the curve divided by the distance from the center of the circle to the moving body.
Formula to calculate centripetal acceleration.
Suppose a goat was tied on a using a rope and it started rotating as it grazed, if the velocity of the rotation is 5m/s and the length of the rope is 3m, calculate the centripetal acceleration.
Therefore, the centripetal acceleration is 8.3m/s² .