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If we imagine an object falling from a height h above the surface of the earth. We can go into a rotating frame and therefore introduce Coriolis and centrifugal forces.

Using the Coriolis force the deflection in the East-West Plane can be calculated. However, I am wondering does the centrifugal force influence the trajectory of the particle? Therefore, introducing some displacement in the North-South Plane.

To summarise my question is:

Does the centrifugal force cause objects to deflect when they fall , when considered in the rotating frame?

I have never seen it introduced into this type of question and therefore I am tempted to say it doesn't. However, I can not think of why this would be true.

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    – DanielSank
    Apr 5 '15 at 2:56
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You're presumably talking about objects dropped away from the equator. At the equator it causes a lower effective gravity. Away from the equator it causes a deflection towards the equator.

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