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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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Coriolis force | Comment 21 of 33 |

Anybody interested in the Coriolis force (not Coriolis effect and not fictuous force) could read

PS: The stone will fall slightly east, due to the higher angular velocity (Not due to Coriolis).

  Posted by Hugo on 2005-07-10 19:57:59
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