The Coriolis principle in mass flow meters: Basics, applications and advantages
The Coriolis principle is related to movement – which is why we are also illustrating it with an example involving movement: Imagine that you are sitting on a rotating carousel and want to throw a ball to another person on the carousel. If you throw the ball in a straight line, it will not reach the person. Furthermore: From your perspective, it appears as if the ball is deflected by an invisible force. The reason for this is the Coriolis force. This example shows us that the Coriolis effect is a question of perception. Outside the rotating system, which in our example is outside the carousel, the ball flies straight ahead. From your perspective as the thrower, it is deflected and describes an arc.