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Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis

Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (b. 1792, d. 1843), French engineer and scientist. His interest in the dynamics of rotating machines led him to derive the differential equations of motion from the point of view of a coordinate system which is itself rotating, which he first presented in 1831 to the Académie des Sciences. Due to the importance of this work, the Coriolis effect is named for him.

He is sometimes referred to as Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis, Gustave Coriolis and variations thereof.



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