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

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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)?

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