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Let's say: A plumb bob does not hang exactly along a line directed to the center of the Earth's rotation. How much does the plumb bob deviate from a radial line at 40 degrees north latitude if we assume that the earth is spherical?

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Let's say: A plumb bob does not hang exactly along a line directed to the center of the Earth's rotation. How much does the plumb bob deviate from a radial line at 40 degrees north latitude if we assume that the earth is spherical?

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F = m[itex]\omega^2[/itex]r, where r is the distance from the earth's axis to the plumb bob.

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