In what direction is the Earth's angular velocity vector as it rotates daily about its axis, north or south?
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As the Earth rotates from west to east about its axis, according to the right-hand rule, the thumb gives the direction of angular velocity, which is pointing downward or along south as shown below.
Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
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