Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
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Spinning Coriolis Globe
Purpose:To demonstrate the effect of non-inertial reference frame.
Procedure:Set the Dark World globe over a tray and pour a stream of water from the North Pole down. Observe the path water takes. Now spin the globe and pour water on the globe again and observe the difference due to the Coriolis force acting on the water.