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Centrifugal Force in the Electric Circuit

David Tombe
Year: 2009 Pages: 7
Keywords: centrifugal force
The centrifugal force is heavily involved in electromagnetism. It is involved in the magnetic force that acts on a current carrying wire and it is also involved in the electromotive force that induces an electric current in a wire that is moving in a magnetic field. In the former case it is a simple centrifugal force of the kind that keeps the planets in orbit, whereas in the latter case it is a compound centrifugal force which bears close similarities to the transverse Coriolis force that acts in non-circular planetary orbits and in all vortex phenomena.