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HyperPhysics: Coriolis Force Feature Summary

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HyperPhysics: Coriolis Force
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.
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July 16, 2009 - August 1, 2009