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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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