Gaspard-Gustave CoriolisGaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
), French engineer
. 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.