PARTICLE MOTION IN THE ROTATING REFERENCE FRAME
DEMONSTRATE CORIOLIS FORCES WITH CW AND CCW ROTATION
This demonstration uses a parabolic PVC dish set on the Rotating Table Facility. A ball set on the dish rolls "downhill" (provided the rotation rate is less than that required for inertial oscillations). It is deflected left or right depending on the direction, CW or CCW, of the basic rotation rate of the turntable.
Set the dish on-center on the table. Set rotation rate using the controller. Stick your hand in (without getting hit by the supports) and release the ball. Alternatively, let it roll down the ramp.
QT MOVIE OF PARTICLE MOTION WITH CCW ROTATION