Pseudoforces or fictitious forces

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Why centrifugal force, Coriolis force are termed as psuedoforces? Are they not real forces? Please help, revered members.

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The short (and I'm sure dreadfully oversimplified) answer is basically just that they're called "fictitious" forces because they're the effects of reference frames that are moving/accelerating relative to each other.
 

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