(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An object is dropped from rest at height H = 40m above the ground at latitude 31.3[tex]^{o}[/tex]S. Calculate the final displacement, in magnitude and direction, due to the Coriolis effect.

2. Relevant equations

[tex]

\Omega = \omega \left(

\begin{array}{cc}

0\\

\cos{\varphi}\\

\sin{\varphi}

\end{array}

\right),

v = \left(

\begin{array}{cc}

v_{east}\\

v_{north}\\

v_{upward}

\end{array}

\right),

a_{C} = -2\Omega \times v =

\left(

\begin{array}{cc}

v_{north}\sin{\varphi}-v_{upward}\cos{\varphi}\\

-v_{east}\sin{\varphi}\\

v_{east}\cos{\varphi}

\end{array}

\right)

[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

I know that [itex]\omega[/itex] = angular velocity of rotating reference frame (in this case, the earth), and that [itex]\varphi[/itex] = 31.3 degrees, but could someone please give me a few pointers to get started, I'm kind of confused with all this Coriolis business...

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# Homework Help: Coriolis effect problem

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