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

 
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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.
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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
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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.

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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.
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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?
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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.
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