We just watched “Outrageous Acts of Science” and I was appalled. Supposedly real physicists allowed a bad diagram to skirt through. Obscene.
Repeat after me… “There is no such thing as centrifugal force”.
None. Never existed. Like the cake, it is a lie.
There is no centrifugal force! Only centripetal, and if you want to draw the reaction force then that seems reasonable, but you draw that vector from center of rotation to the ball.
Cruel Wife shakes her head when I go ballistic over this. I just get so irritated that engineers and scientists are not rigorous “so the layman can understand it”.
It makes me mad when I go to all the trouble
of having Marta cook up about a hundred drumsticks,
then the guy at Marineland says,
“You can’t throw that chicken to the dolphins. They eat fish.”
Sure they eat fish, if that’s all you give them!
Man, wise up.
– Jack Handey
Go back and look at the early versions of Popular Scientific. They tell kids and interested adults how to make poisonous gases and lethal electronics for ****s sake.