Coriolis-like effect found 184 years before Coriolis

日期:2019-03-07 02:11:03 作者:凌梵役 阅读:

Read a longer version of this story THE cosmos loves irony. While trying to prove that the Earth is fixed in space, an Italian priest described something similar to the Coriolis effect – the slight deflection experienced by objects moving in a rotating frame of reference – nearly 200 years before mathematician Gustave Coriolis worked it out in 1835. In 1651, Giovanni Riccioli published 77 arguments against the idea that the apparent motions of the heavens were due to the Earth’s rotation and orbit around the sun. Now, Christopher Graney at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville, Kentucky,