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written by Cleon Teunissen
This web site contains media-illustrated articles on various physical phenomena related to the Coriolis effect. Almost all of the articles are illustrated with mathematically accurate animations and Java simulations. The articles are sequenced in a concept-building manner, beginning with a basic non-math section on the Coriolis effect in meteorology. Liberal use of modeling, animations, and diagrams, helps students to visualize this complex (and somewhat abstract) concept.

The sequence continues with rotation-vibration coupling, the consequences of Earth's rotation on oceanography and weather, the Foucault pendulum, and angular momentum conservation. There are also articles on the Eötvös effect and special and general relativity.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Relative Motion
= Coriolis Effect
- Rotational Dynamics
= Conservation of Angular Momentum
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Lecture/Presentation
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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text/html
application/java
application/pdf
image/gif
Access Rights:
Free access
License:
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Rights Holder:
Cleon Teunissen
Keywords:
Eötvös effect, Foucault pendulum, Inertial reference frame, Non-inertial reference frame, Sagnac effect
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 20, 2008 by Cleon Teunissen
Record Updated:
April 2, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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December 23, 2007
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C. Teunissen, (2007), WWW Document, (http://www.cleonis.nl/).
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C. Teunissen, The Physics of Rotation (2007), <http://www.cleonis.nl/>.
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Teunissen, C. (2007, December 23). The Physics of Rotation. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.cleonis.nl/
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Teunissen, Cleon. The Physics of Rotation. December 23, 2007. http://www.cleonis.nl/ (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Teunissen, Cleon. The Physics of Rotation. 2007. 23 Dec. 2007. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.cleonis.nl/>.
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