1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Puck in Ice, coriolis force

  1. Feb 16, 2008 #1
    Show that the Coriolis force makes the puck move in a circle as seen in earth's rotating frame


    I need help setting this up!

    2. Relevant equations

    -2m[tex]\varpi[/tex]x v

    3. The attempt at a solution
    So far i have a drawing
    The earth on an xyz axis, z up, y across, and x in an out of paper.
    the puck is on the surface the earth, it coordinate system is, directly abouve the puck pointing towards the north pull we have the y axis, its z axis extends from the origin of the earth and its x axis is going into and out of the paper.

    I need help setting up the [tex]\varpi[/tex]

    THANK you in advance, i know this will be hard to understand.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2008
  2. jcsd
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted