**Euler Force**

In classical mechanics, the **Euler acceleration** (named for Leonhard Euler), also known as **azimuthal acceleration** or **transverse acceleration** is an acceleration that appears when a non-uniformly rotating reference frame is used for analysis of motion and there is variation in the angular velocity of the reference frame's axis. This article is restricted to a frame of reference that rotates about a fixed axis.

The **Euler force** is a fictitious force on a body that is related to the Euler acceleration by ** F** =

*m*, where

**a****is the Euler acceleration and**

*a**m*is the mass of the body.

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