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Coriolis Force

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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.....
Thanks
 

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OlderDan
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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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