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Coriolis and gyroscopic effects

  1. Dec 27, 2015 #1
    Is there any difference between these two terms; Coriolis effect and Gyroscopic effect ?
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 27, 2015 #2
    Yes. They are not the same. I can't explain them. Why not try Wikipedia?
  4. Dec 27, 2015 #3
    Yeah, Wiki gives information for these two concepts separately.
    For comparison, I found out that both effects are created by a rotational field acting on a moving particle. In this sense, one may say they are same objects.
    However in the case of gyroscopic force, that particle itself is rotating (it's individual movement is a rotational motion).
    But I'm not sure if this understanding make any sense ?
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