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written by Carl Rod Nave
This web page contains explanations and examples of the Coriolis and centripetal and relativistic forces. The page incorporates many diagrams and links to other similar examples to explore.

This is part of the HyperPhysics Collection containing similar explanations of many areas of physics and astronomy.
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Classical Mechanics
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Image credit: Edward Lee; larger image This resource was featured by the Physics To Go collection from July 16, 2009 until August 1, 2009. View the feature here!

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© 2006 C.R. Nave
centrifugal force, centripetal force, circular motion, coriolis effect, coriolis force, effective force, fictional force, relativistic motion
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C. Nave, (2006), WWW Document, (http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/corf.html).
C. Nave, HyperPhysics: Coriolis Force (2006), <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/corf.html>.
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Nave, C. (2008, February 12). HyperPhysics: Coriolis Force. Retrieved August 10, 2022, from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/corf.html
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Nave, Carl Rod. HyperPhysics: Coriolis Force. February 12, 2008. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/corf.html (accessed 10 August 2022).
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Nave, Carl Rod. HyperPhysics: Coriolis Force. 2006. 12 Feb. 2008. 10 Aug. 2022 <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/corf.html>.
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