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Pseudoforces or fictitious forces

  1. Oct 12, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    Why centrifugal force, Coriolis force are termed as psuedoforces? Are they not real forces? Please help, revered members.
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    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 12, 2011 #2
  4. Oct 12, 2011 #3
    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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