Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Circular Motion - Got It? - Page 83: 5.3



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The only reason that the water stays in the bucket is the centripetal force. The centripetal force is not a new force but rather is a force that results in circular motion that is the result of one of the forces we already know. In this case, gravity and the normal force combine to act on the water so that it stays in the centripetal path.
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