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Opus in profectus

Coriolis Force

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Should this be changed to a discussion of radial vs. tangential acceleration?

Acceleration in a rotating coordinate system
direction   real   fictitious  

radial 

ar = 
radial


d2r

dt2

centrifugal
r

dθ 2

dt

 = a − rω2

tangential 

at = 
tangential
r

d2θ

dt2

+
coriolis
2

dr   dθ

dt dt

 = rα + 2vω