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Unformatted text preview: accelerations. Use a rotating cylindrical co-ordinate frame, as outlined on Page 2-7. Conﬁrm that these results agree with the answers given in class. 4. An new experimental vehicle travels due North from the equator to the Pole along a railway track. The vehicle moves at a constant speed v relative to the Earth (which you can assume is ﬁxed, but rotating at rate Ω). Determine the Coriolis acceleration a cor as a function of latitude θ . If v = 500 km/h, what is the magnitude of a cor at the equator and at the pole? 5. Who was the Coriolis eﬀect named after? Describe something that you commonly do in which the Coriolis eﬀect plays an important role. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course AERO 16.61 taught by Professor Earlmurman during the Spring '03 term at MIT.
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