on earth, we have the poles being very cold and mostly frozen, while the equator is very warm and humid.
i would like to know specifically what causes this. i know it is partially because of their exposure to the sun, but i'd like to know some of the details and factors involved.
i'd also like...
A fast sprinter with a mass of 80 kg runs across the equator. What is the value of the Coriolis force he experiences?
ω=7.27 x10-5 rads-1
Earth rotates from west to east.
The Attempt at a Solution
I pick a direction of travel - South to...
If one were to send two light beams around the equator east and west, would the Sagnac effect occur? I know Michelson-Gale-Pearson measured it, but in their experiment the two beams would each travel both directions in separate rectangles, so I wonder if the effect would be weaker/stronger. How...