Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis

died 172 years ago

19th September 1843

**Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis** is best remembered for the Coriolis force. He showed that the laws of motion could be used in a rotating frame of reference if an extra force called the Coriolis acceleration is added to the equations of motion.

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