Coriolis acceleration

noun
Co·​ri·​o·​lis acceleration | \ (ˈ)kȯr-ē-¦ō-ləs- \

Definition of Coriolis acceleration

: a quantity that must be added vectorially to the acceleration of a body with respect to another accelerated body to get the true acceleration of the former Coriolis acceleration applies to the motion of a long-range projectile with respect to the rotating earth

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History and Etymology for Coriolis acceleration

after Gaspard G. Coriolis †1843 French civil engineer

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“Coriolis acceleration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coriolis%20acceleration. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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