# Are inertia and centripetal force the same?

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Are inertia and centripetal force the same?

## Force, Mass, and Acceleration:

Newton's second law of motion outlines the relationship between the acceleration of an object, its mass, and the force being applied. This law is known as the Law of Inertia.

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View this answerNo, inertia and centripetal force are not the same thing. Centripetal force is used to make an object move with circular motion, while inertia is a...

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Chapter 9 / Lesson 2Learn what is centripetal force and see how to calculate it using the centripetal force equation, and study centripetal force examples with detailed definitions.

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