Users Online Now: 2,101 (Who's On?) Visitors Today: 2,585,063 Pageviews Today: 3,370,139 Threads Today: 801 Posts Today: 14,016 11:20 PM

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing

# If the earth was spinning, wouldn't there be an angular momentum causing particles to move away from earth?

Anonymous Coward
User ID: 67283173
02/21/2015 03:56 PM
Report Abusive Post
If the earth was spinning, wouldn't there be an angular momentum causing particles to move away from earth?
Like the pinning wheel ride in amusement parks. You stand in cage but don't need seat belt because the angular momentum forces you back against the cage rest. Wouldn't this force apply to earth spinning? Centrifugal force. Not really a force but a property of inertia.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 40867474
United States
02/21/2015 03:59 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: If the earth was spinning, wouldn't there be an angular momentum causing particles to move away from earth?
yes. But the round Earthers will say thats offset by gravity
Maguyver
Fix'r

User ID: 808852
United States
02/21/2015 03:59 PM

Report Abusive Post
Re: If the earth was spinning, wouldn't there be an angular momentum causing particles to move away from earth?
Yes. But we have the counteracting force of gravity holding everything together.

Now, no one knows how gravity really happens, just does.

Figure that one out and you'll have yourself a Nobel Prize.

Adversity is inevitable, misery is optional.

Do or do not. There is no try.

"The enemy will never attack where you are strongest...He will attack where you are weakest. If you do not know your weakest point, be certain, your enemy will." Sun Tzu
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 50819642
Belgium
02/21/2015 04:01 PM
Report Abusive Post
Re: If the earth was spinning, wouldn't there be an angular momentum causing particles to move away from earth?
in reality, however relative that may be, forces aren't strictly defined and are all intertwined.

classical physics and mechanics is solely hypothetical.
Halcyon Dayz, FCD
Contrarian's Contrarian

User ID: 37781229
Netherlands
02/21/2015 05:13 PM

Report Abusive Post
Re: If the earth was spinning, wouldn't there be an angular momentum causing particles to move away from earth?
If the earth was spinning, wouldn't there be an angular momentum causing particles to move away from earth?

Yes.

That's why Earth has a bulge.
I.E. its is thicker across the equator than across the poles.
You are also a fraction of a percent lighter at the equator than you would be standing on one of the poles.

The effect is even more pronounced with Jupiter, which rotates much faster.

An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it. — Don Marquis

Hatred is a cancer upon the world.
It rots the mind and blackens the heart.

Hi! My name is Halcyon Dayz and I'm addicted to morans.