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ERIC Number: EJ912472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Myths, Misconceptions, and Misunderstandings: A Different Spin on Coriolis--Applying Frame of Reference
DiSpezio, Michael A.
Science Scope, v34 n5 p8-10 Jan 2011
This article addresses misconceptions surrounding the Coriolis force and describes how it should be presented as a function within inertial and noninertial frames of reference. Not only does this demonstrate the nature of science as it strives to best interpret the natural world (and presents alternative explanations), but it offers a rich landscape for further critical-thinking analysis. Two student activities are also included. (Contains 1 figure and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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