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

An airplane is flying due east along the 30 degree north latitude circle at 800 km/hr. Determine the magnitude and direction of the Coriolis acceleration acting on it. If the Coriolis acceleration is not compensated for, how far off course will the airplane be after one hour (assuming the plane is traveling east instant-by-instant, and maintains a constant altitude)?

2. Relevant equations

Right Hand Rule

3. The attempt at a solution

Help!

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Coriolis forces: finding the coriolis acceleration and applying it to a situation

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**