1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Consider a body falling from a tower in the northern hemisphere at approx 40 degrees latitude. The body is seen to have a displacement to the east. Explain the origin of this displacement qualitatively from the point of view of a non-inertial observer. What local effect is responsible for this phenomenon. [Hint: recall the righthand rule] 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution The rotation of the earth causes acceleration of the local frame. An inertial force throws the body outwards away from the earth's axis of rotation. I don't understand how to apply the right hand rule here and how this shows me that the body has a displacement to the east.