
Example: Magnitude of forces
The table below shows the magnitude of some forces
 as multiples of the force of gravity F_{G}  for the M80 bullet
(7.62 x 51 NATO) at standard air density (r
= 1.25 kg/m^{3}).
M80 bullet 
7.62 x 51 Nato

Mass [g] 
9.45

Calibre [mm] 
7.82

Force

Ma = 2.5

Ma = 0.6

Coriolis
F_{C}/F_{G} 
0.013

0.003

Centrifugal
F_{Z}/F_{G} 
0.003

0.003

Drag
F_{D}/F_{G} 
70.2

1.7

Lift
F_{L}/F_{G }(d=1°) 
9.4

0.4

In the table above, the relative magnitude of
the lift force appears to be relatively large. This is due to the fact
that an angle of yaw of 1° has been assumed. If a bullet flies stable and
the transient yaw has been damped out, the maximum yaw however is much
smaller than 1° and consequently the lift force is also much smaller.
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