The Coriolis force
Abbreviations
F
_{c}
Coriolis force
v
Velocity vector with respect to xyz - coordinate system
w
Vector of the angular velocity of the earth´s rotation
with respect to xyz - coordinate system.
More abbreviations
Explanation
The magnitude of the
fictitious
Coriolis force
is so small that it is usually completely neglected and - as a rule of thumb - only has to be considered in ballistics for ranges of 20 km or more (artillery shells).