Posted by **sam** on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 8:26pm.

Calculate the acceleration due to the rotation of the Earth of a person in a location 48° northern geographical latitude. Use REarth = 3,678 km for the value of the radius of the Earth.

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 8:54pm
well, the radius of rotation at 48N, is

r=3678*Cos48 km

so a= w^2 r = (2PI/time)^2 * 3.678E6 *cos48

for time, that is the number of seconds in one day.

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