# Coriolis Force

Coriolis force, abbreviated as \(F_c\), also called compound centrifugal force and deflecting force, is experienced by an object traversing a path in a rotating frame of reference.

## Coriolis Force Formula

\(\large{ F_c = -2 \; m \; \left( \omega \; v_t \right) }\) |

### Where:

Units |
English |
Metric |

\(\large{ F_c }\) = Coriolis force | \(\large{lbf}\) | \(\large{N}\) |

\(\large{ \omega }\) (Greek symbol omega) = angular velocity | \(\large{\frac{deg}{sec}}\) | \(\large{\frac{rad}{sec}}\) |

\(\large{ m }\) = mass | \(\large{lbm}\) | \(\large{kg}\) |

\(\large{ v_t }\) = tangential velocity | \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec}}\) | \(\large{\frac{m}{s}}\) |