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Coriolis Force

An imaginary force sometimes used to simplify calculations involving rotating systems, such as the movement of air, water and projectiles over the surface of a rotating earth.

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Coriolis Force

A definition of the Coriolis force including maths from Eric Weisstein's World of Physics.

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Forces, Moments and Pressure

Revision pages for UK GCSE level covering forces, moments and pressure. Clear and well presented, includes animated diagrams and questions.

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Centrifugal Force

The driver of a car on a curve is in a rotating reference frame and they could use "centrifugal" force to explain why a mug and the carton of eggs on the seat beside them tend to slide sideways.

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Impact Force from Falling Object

This page allows you to calculate the force with which an object impacts the ground.

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Hyperphysics - The Nucleus

Relative scale models of an atom, descriptions of size and density of the nucleus and the strong force, with good links to other sites

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Exchange Forces

All four of the fundamental forces involve the exchange of one or more particles.

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Friction

Frictional resistance to the relative motion of two solid objects is usually proportional to the force which presses the surfaces together as well as the roughness of the surfaces. Since it is the ...

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Understanding the Coriolis force

A useful page explaining the Coriolis force and its effects.

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Inclined Plane

Java Applet showing constant velocity motion of an object up an inclined plane - showing magnitudes and angles of forces to demonstrate vector nature of forces

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