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Coriolis Force

  1. Dec 13, 2006 #1
    1) what is the radius of the circle as a function of V for the coriolis force?
    --- is it R = (1/F)(- 2 m V^2).......am I missing something here please help...

    2) Evaluate this radius for object on surface of the earth at 33 degree north moving at 5 mph. and find the magnitude of Coriolis force as a function of V....

    Please help....my finals are coming soon....I dont know how to solve this type of problem.....
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  3. Dec 13, 2006 #2


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    Find the equation that tells you the strength of the Coriolis force and set it equal to the centripetal force.
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