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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
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