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written by Carl Rod Nave
This web page contains explanations and examples of the Coriolis and centrifugal 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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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Rotational Dynamics
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Image credit: Edward Lee; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from July 16, 2009 until August 1, 2009. View the feature here!

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Keywords: centrifugal force, centripetal force, circular motion, coriolis effect, coriolis force, effective force, fictional force, relativistic motion
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