|Jan1-09, 01:17 PM||#1|
Equivalence Principle Question
I was wondering whether or not astronauts who weighed differently on earth would weigh differently on a space ship accelerating to simulate gravity. Do the astronauts who have more mass experience a greater force in the ship like the would on earth or does each astronaut weigh the same on the ship?
|Jan1-09, 01:21 PM||#2|
Uniform acceleration is just like gravity. F=Ma = Mg = W.
So when they are accelerated at the same rate, they feel a different force just like within gravity.
|Jan12-09, 05:36 PM||#3|
Lol I can't believe I overlooked something so simple, it wasn't even that long ago that in science we went over that very same equation.
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