Coriolis force


Definition of Coriolis force

  1. :  an apparent force that as a result of the earth's rotation deflects moving objects (as projectiles or air currents) to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere

Origin and Etymology of coriolis force

Gaspard G. Coriolis †1843 French civil engineer

First Known Use: 1923

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capable of being understood in two ways

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