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Classical Mechanics Level 3

You are standing in the midst of the Sahara Desert, at the coordinates \((23.5 ^\circ \text{ N}, 0.00^\circ \text{ E})\).

From there, you launch a projectile aiming exactly North, at Greenwich \((51.5 ^\circ \text{ N}, 0.00^\circ \text{ E})\). Where will the projectile land?

A. In the Western Hemisphere
B. In the Eastern Hemisphere
C. On the Greenwich Prime Meridian

Details and Assumptions

  • Don't forget to take Earth's rotation into consideration.
  • Assume Earth to be a uniform solid sphere.
  • Ignore effects of air resistance and wind.

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