WHAT IS CORIOLIS FORCE

Asked by gnikhilvarma | 28th Mar, 2009, 05:43: PM

Expert Answer:

The Coriolis effect is an apparent deflection of moving objects when they are viewed from a rotating reference frame.

Newton's laws of motion govern the motion of an object in an inertial frame of reference. When transforming Newton's laws to a rotating frame of reference, the Coriolis force appears, along with the centrifugal force. If the rotation speed of the frame is not constant, the Euler force will also appear. All three forces are proportional to the mass of the object. The Coriolis and centrifugal forces are proportional to the rotation speed. The Coriolis force acts in a direction perpendicular to the rotation axis and to the velocity of the body in the rotating frame and is proportional to the object's speed in the rotating frame. The centrifugal force acts outwards in the radial direction and is proportional to the distance of the body from the axis of the rotating fram

Answered by  | 28th Mar, 2009, 06:15: PM

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