# Homework Help: Puck in Ice, coriolis force

1. Feb 16, 2008

### m0nk3y

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$$\varpi$$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 $$\varpi$$

THANK you in advance, i know this will be hard to understand.

Last edited: Feb 17, 2008