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Equivalence Principle Question

  1. Jan 1, 2009 #1
    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?
     
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  3. Jan 1, 2009 #2
    Hi Charlie,
    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.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2009 #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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