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Alternative science: Gravity pwned.

  1. Nov 7, 2006 #1
    I have been working on a theory of gravity, and would like help
    modeling everything else that we know about gravity into the theory. So
    I can self publish my work in a journal or on a website like Wikipedia.
    Gravity is represented as F= G( (m1*m2) / r^2 ) , and I would like to
    change this theory, but make sure that the math still works exactly the
    same. The Force Of Gravity is equal to the Gravitiational Constant
    multiplide by the masses of two objects, and divided by their distance

    So in my game where you form a circle of 10 pennies that represent the
    gravitational pull of one object, and my individual penny which sits
    outside of the circle entirely solitary. The odds still remain 10/11,
    when you are flipping a fair coin to decide which pile wins each round.

    As the piles move there is a .09765625% of flipping 10 wins in a row
    for the individual penny, and a 50% chance that the pile of 10 pennies
    will win on the first round. But my question was, how do I calculate
    the average number of coin flips before the larger pile wins.

    And the answer is k(n-k)

    That's right, k(n-k). So in my illistration, you can see that the
    circle of 10 pennies attracts to lonely penny into its gravitational
    field after 10 coin flips on average. But theoretically the number of
    rounds in the game could come close to infinity. And in practice you
    win after the first round or too.

    And I think you can see how this example illistrates a basic
    understanding of gravity. If we assume that gravity accelerates
    everything on earth at 9.8 m/s^2.

    For example if we look at the earth as being a mass of 10 pennies, and
    we look as the signle penny as being a distance of 4.9 meters, then if
    we follow this equation.

    t = sqrt( ( 2(4.9 m) ) / ( 9.8 m/s^2 ) ) = 1 s

    And if we say the average number of coin flips it takes to produce this
    effect is 10, then each coin flip represents 1/10th of a second. So on
    average it takes just 1 second.

    Now obviously with correct preportions of pennies, and more
    sophisticated mathematics, and a better understanding of the physical
    formulas for gravity. We could do a lot more. And be far more precise.
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