From: email@example.com (Henry Spencer)
Subject: Re: Earth slowing down TANGENT
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 20:08:47 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Geoff Salmon <email@example.com> wrote:
>I have wondered for quite some time... If the earths rotation were to stop
>completely (barring all the global catastrophes), what would the absence of
>centrifugal force do to our perception of weight?
Nothing. The difference in weight of a given mass weighed at the poles
(no centrifugal force) and the equator (maximum centrifugal force) is
about half a percent. That is much too small a difference to notice
unless the change happens suddenly or you are doing precise measurements.
The good old days | Henry Spencer firstname.lastname@example.org
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