# Coriolis Acceleration

Coriolis acceleration, abbreviated as \(a_c\), is caused by Coriolis force. It always acts perpendicular to the angular velocity and linear velocity.

## Coriolis Acceleration Formula

\(\large{ a_c = 2 \; v \; \omega \; sin \; \theta }\) |

### Where:

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\(\large{ a_c }\) = Coriolis acceleration | \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec^2}}\) | \(\large{\frac{m}{s^2}}\) |

\(\large{ \theta }\) (Greek symbol theta) = angle | \(\large{deg}\) | \(\large{rad}\) |

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

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