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Coriolis Force, Page 2 of 4

Motion relative to a fixed reference frame: The path that the thrown ball takes is a straight line, as you can see. However, consider the ball leaving marks on the rotating carousel as it moves. The marks describe a circular pattern. The motion of the ball obeys Newton’s law because it does travel in a straight line relative to the “inertial” reference system.

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