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Inertial & non-inertial frames

  1. Jan 16, 2005 #1
    Could someone explain me in detail the differences between an inertial reference frame and a non-inertial reference frame? Are inertial frames restricted to Euclidean space?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 16, 2005 #2
    Inertial reference frame is a reference frame free of all external forces and non-inertial reference frame is the just the opposite.
  4. Jan 16, 2005 #3
    inertial frame is the one where newton's laws r applicable.and u can guess by this non inertial frames.if any frame having accelaration it does fall under non inertial frame where coriolis force come into play
  5. Jan 16, 2005 #4
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