Tombe, Frederick David
September 27, 2015
Coriolis Force, Inertial Force, Magnetic Force, Maxwell, Cyclones,
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Reliable sources present Coriolis force as an artefact of making observations from a rotating frame of reference. When stationary objects are viewed from a rotating frame of reference, it’s true that the effects are unequivocally fictitious. However, in situations where an entire system is rotating, the Coriolis force can be very real, and this fact tends to cause confusion. It will be argued that in the former case scenarios there is no Coriolis force present at all, real or fictitious, while in the latter case scenarios the Coriolis force is due to Newton’s laws of motion, and that it already exists independently of the rotating frame of reference.