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.**

**Example:**

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 .