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The Coriolis force

Abbreviations

Fc
Coriolis force
v
Velocity vector with respect to xyz - coordinate system
w
Vector of the angular velocity of the earth´s rotation
with respect to xyz - coordinate system.

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Explanation

The magnitude of the fictitious Coriolis force is so small that it is usually completely neglected and - as a rule of thumb - only has to be considered in ballistics for ranges of 20 km or more (artillery shells).

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