Inertial force

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inertial force

  1. (Or inertia force.) A force in a given coordinate system arising from the inertia of a parcel moving with respect to another coordinate system.

    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.

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