centripetal acceleration at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
Property of the motion of an object traveling in a circular path. Centripetal describes the force on the object, directed toward the center of the circle, which causes a constant change in the object's direction, thus its acceleration. The magnitude of centripetal acceleration a is equal to the square of the object's speed v along the curved path divided by the object's distance r from the center of the circle, or a = v2/r.
centripetal acceleration at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:
n : the acceleration toward the center that holds a satellite in