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written by Joe Wolfe
designer: George Hatsidimitris
This web page describes inertial and non-inertial frames of reference, the latter being frames where Newton's laws do not hold. The text explains "fictitious forces", the centrifugal force and the Coriolis force, that enable Newton's laws to describe motion in a non-inertial frame. An animation shows the motion of a ball rolling on a merry-go-round as seen both from the merry-go-round and from the ground.

This is part of a large web site, EinsteinLight, that explains relativity at a qualitative level from Galileo through the intersection with quantum mechanics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Newton's First Law
= Inertia in Motion
- Relative Motion
= Coriolis Effect
= Rotating Reference Frames
Relativity
- Galilean Relativity
- Reference Frames
= Inertial
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
= Movie/Animation
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- General Publics
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This resource was a Physics To Go feature from December 1, 2007 until December 16, 2007. View the feature here!
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Access Rights: Free access © 2005 University of New South Wales Has a copyright or other licensing restriction. Centrifugal force, Galilean relativity, fictional force, inertial, non-inertial, reference frames Metadata instance created November 29, 2007 by Ann Deml Aug 16, 2016 by Lyle Barbato November 29, 2007
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J. Wolfe, (2005), WWW Document, (http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/jw/module1_Inertial.htm).
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J. Wolfe, Einstein Light: Inertial frames and Newtonian mechanics, (2005), <http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/jw/module1_Inertial.htm>.
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Wolfe, J. (2007, November 29). Einstein Light: Inertial frames and Newtonian mechanics. Retrieved June 26, 2017, from http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/jw/module1_Inertial.htm
Chicago Format
Wolfe, Joe. Einstein Light: Inertial frames and Newtonian mechanics. November 29, 2007. http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/jw/module1_Inertial.htm (accessed 26 June 2017).
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Wolfe, Joe. Einstein Light: Inertial frames and Newtonian mechanics. 2005. 29 Nov. 2007. 26 June 2017 <http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/jw/module1_Inertial.htm>.
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