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Homework Statement
It's a question about the deviation of a bullet fired on Earth's surface:
**I solved the question, but I can't figure out what exactly this deviation means, where is it on the following question's picture:
The problem:
A bullet is fired from a gun towards a target at distance of D=800 meters.
The bullet speed is V=800 meters per second.
The shot is taken at latitude θ=45°, towards the north:
What is the deviation of the bullet from the target?
Homework Equations
a_{c} = 2W×V
The Attempt at a Solution
Time for bullet to reach target = 1 second (target at 800m, bullet speed is 800 m/s).
W_{(Earth's rotational speed)} = 2π/(24*60*60) = 0.0000727
a_{c} = 2W×V = 2*(0.0000727)*800*sin(45) = 0.082 (m/s_{2})
And then the deviation is x=at^{2} / 2 = 0.041 meters.
Where exactly is this deviation?
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