Centripetal force is easily calculated as long as you know the mass, m, of the object; its distance, r, from the center; and the tangential velocity, v. This equation is based on the metric system; note that the centripetal force, f, is measured in Newtons. One Newton is approximately 0.225 lb.
Waves are created by energy passing through water, causing it to move in a circular motion. ... Wind-driven waves, or surface waves, are created by the friction between wind and surface water. As wind blows across the surface of the ocean or a lake, the continual disturbance creates a wave crest