OT: Corriolis force
|From:||Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 3, 2005, 14:17|
On Saturday 02 April 2005 17:29 MEST, Tim May wrote:
> Carsten Becker wrote at 2005-04-02 12:13:26 (+0200)
> Eh? The Coriolis force is a real phenomenon. (There's a
> sense in which it "doesn't exist", in that it's just a
> consequence of taking your measurements in a rotating
> frame, but that's irrelevant to the question of what it
> does to water going down a plughole.)
I have always hated Physics. OK, it depends on the frame of
course. On earth, it's real, but if viewed from outside,
it's not AFAIK. It's similar to the centrifugal/centripetal
> The fact is though, that over the size of a sink or
> toilet, the Coriolis force is too small to have more than
> a slight statistical effect over which way the water
> goes. You can easily make the water go the "wrong" way.
> It does account for the direction of rotation of
> hurricanes and other large weather systems, though.
Thank you for that clarification!
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