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From a Balloon (Posted on 2005-07-07) Difficulty: 3 of 5
If a stone is dropped from a balloon on a still day, does the stone fall directly below the balloon, or to the west or east of it?

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long live Corialis | Comment 19 of 33 |

It's called a Corialis force,a pseudo force acting on the stone coz the earth's moving under it.So the stone falls slightly to the west.

This , however is irelevant if the height of droppage is small,a stone droped from a height of,say,2 meters shall fall directly under.


  Posted by Rex on 2005-07-10 08:40:21
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