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Meteorology for Air Pollution Control Engineers5

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2 n From the viewpoint of any observer riding with the  earth, the ball appears to curve to its right. n If the same experiment were conducted at the South Pole,  the ball would appear to curve to its left.
3 Example 1 n In Fig. 5.3, at the North Pole, the pitcher throws a  standard baseball (0.32 lbm) at a speed of 90 mi/h (132  ft/s). n The distance thrown is 60 ft. the ball is thrown directly  at the catcher.

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Unformatted text preview: n From the viewpoint of an observen on a nonrotating space station, how far does the catcher move to the left while the ball is in flight? 4 Solution: n The earth completes one revolution per day so that n Distance traveled by catcher 5 2 7.27 10 / 24 3600 radians day s day s π ϖ-= × = × × 5 60 60 7.27 10 / 132 / 0.00198 0.60 x r t r ft ft s ft s ft mm υ-∆ = ∆ = = × × × = =...
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