More about Coriolis

There are good short biographies of Coriolis on the web: the one at Wolfram research and another at the University of St Andrews. If you read these instead of my back cover, you'll find out that Coriolis assisted Cauchy at the École Polytechnique, not at the École Normale Supérieure. Rather than regurgitate the material contained in these places, I mention a couple of items that I found striking: