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A question about the earth

  1. May 18, 2010 #1
    If the earth for some reason started rotating faster would we notice it? Would we experience any g forces?
     
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  3. May 18, 2010 #2

    phyzguy

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    We would certainly notice it! The day would get shorter.
     
  4. May 18, 2010 #3

    mgb_phys

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    And your satelite TV wouldn't work.
     
  5. May 18, 2010 #4
    I think he means would we feel it.
     
  6. May 18, 2010 #5

    mgb_phys

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    Depends how much it speeds up.
    At the current length of day, somebody at the equator weighs about 0.25% less because of the earth's spin - so you would have to be a particularly finicky anorexic to notice.
     
  7. May 20, 2010 #6
    My bad, yes I meant would we feel it.
     
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