Inertial Force
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Inertial Force
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A force is
a given coordinate system arising from the inertia of a parcel moving with
respect to another coordinate system. The inertial force is proportional and
directionally opposite to the accelerating force. Also called inertia
force.
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For example, the coriolis
acceleration on a parcel moving with respect to a coordinate system fixed
in space becomes an inertial force, the coriolis
force, in a coordinate system rotating with the earth. [[/a>|/a>
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References
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use