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Object in box spinning

by lytien
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Oct6-09, 06:34 PM
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If you are inside a box that is spinning, can u detect its motion?

At first i was thinking you cant the same way as if the box is moving forward.

However, I was thinking that moving in a straight line involves one vector while spinning creates different ones so that you CAN detect your motion.

Can someone help me understand this? Thanks in advance for your time!
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Oct6-09, 06:51 PM
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Rotation is not inertial motion. You can easily detect your rotation.

Or at least, you will experience forces that could be explained by rotation. There might be other explanations.

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