HFC29 Coriolis Force Apparatus
This bench top unit gives excellent visual demonstration to the Coriolis Force on a jet of water.
A horizontal boom sits on top of the main base unit and rotates in a horizontal plane. Attached to the boom is a water tank which projects a jet of water in to the tank. The jet is directed towards the centre of rotation of the boom.
An electronically controlled motor rotates the boom at different rotational speeds. As the speed of boom rotation is changed, the jet of water deflects under the Coriolis affect (force). The amount of deflection can be seen on increments on the water tank and visibly.