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The Coriolis Effect Apparently Described in Giovanni Battista Riccioli's Arguments Against the Motion of the Earth: An English Rendition of Almagestum Novum Part II, Book 9, Section 4, Chapter 21, Pages 425, 426-7

@inproceedings{Graney2010TheCE,
  title={The Coriolis Effect Apparently Described in Giovanni Battista Riccioli's Arguments Against the Motion of the Earth: An English Rendition of Almagestum Novum Part II, Book 9, Section 4, Chapter 21, Pages 425, 426-7},
  author={Christopher M. Graney},
  year={2010}
}
  • Christopher M. Graney
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • In his encyclopedic work on astronomy, the 1651 Almagestum Novum, the Italian Jesuit Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598-1671) argued against the movement of the Earth on the grounds that (among other things), if the Earth rotated, that rotation should produce a deflection in the trajectories of projectiles. This argument appears to be an early description of the Coriolis effect.