# Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis

**Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis** (

1792-

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.