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H9 Dropping stuff off a Leaning Tower Galileo dropped a lead ball of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in order to test his theories of dynamics. (i) Show that as a consequence of the Coriolis force the path of the lead ball deviates from the vertical and it lands to the East of Galileos original position by a distance: gTswE sin where T 2h/g and the expression for z is correct to first order in wE. (ii) If the latitude of Pisa is 44°N and the height of the tower is h 50m, evaluate the easterly displacement numerically.
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