HyperPhysics: Coriolis Force Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
HyperPhysics: Coriolis Force
Description:
You can create an image like this by dripping paint onto a rapidly spinning turntable.

- The outward movement of the paint illustrates the centrifugal force.
- The slight curvature of the outward-moving lines illustrates the Coriolis force (the turntable was spinning clockwise).
- Learn about the Coriolis and centrifugal forces at HyperPhysics: Coriolis Force.
Image:
Image credit: Edward Lee; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/rotating-paint-large-6-4-09.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
Image credit: Edward Lee; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/rotating-paint-large-6-4-09.jpg
Featured:
July 16, 2009 - August 1, 2009