The Coriolis Effect: Definition & Influences


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What does Newton's First Law establish?

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1. What does Newton's Second Law establish?

2. What is an inertial reference frame?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will go over some important information on the Coriolis Effect. After you've read through the lesson, you can use the attached quiz to test your understanding of the topic. The assessment questions will test you on points such as Newton's laws of motion and inertial reference frames.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The principles of Newton's First Law
  • What Newton's Second Law says
  • The definitions of an inertial and non-inertial reference frame
  • What the Coriolis Effect is

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the lesson's main points on the Coriolis Effect by accurately answering the questions found in the assessment
  • Defining key concepts - define some of the main terms found in the attached lesson, such as the Coriolis Effect, inertial reference frame, and non-inertial reference frame
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to answer the assessment questions on the Coriolis Effect and Newton's laws of motion

Additional Learning

Learn more about the Coriolis Effect with the attached lesson called The Coriolis Effect: Definition & Influences. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Coriolis Effect
  • Newton's Laws of Motion
  • The significance of fictitious forces
  • Coriolis Effect influences