Tombe, Frederick David
January 12, 2018
centrifugal force, inertial forces, geometry, gravity
The modern teaching is that centrifugal force only exists in a rotating frame of reference and that the only force that acts in an inertial frame of reference when a body undergoes circular motion is an inward acting centripetal force. On the contrary however it is here proposed that a rotating frame of reference, rather than creating an inertial centrifugal force, actually masks a hithertofore unrecognized inertial centripetal force. When the books are correctly balanced, it will be demonstrated that centrifugal force is a real force, closely related to kinetic energy, and observable in any frame of reference.