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Inertial frames and Newtonian mechanics
Visit Inertial frames and Newtonian mechanics, from the University of New South Wales, for a description of frames of reference in which Newton's laws cannot account for certain kinds of motion.  Step through the animation provided to see what happens when someone on a merry-go-round throws a ball. Don't miss this movie of the same kind of motion, from the University of Illinois. Also, see this Hyperphysics page on the Coriolis Force.
December 1, 2007 - December 16, 2007