# Help, apple falling/conceptual problem!

1. Nov 27, 2007

### 4.19mile

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

How does the earth's rotation affect an apple that is dropped from a tree?

2. Relevant equations

None

3. The attempt at a solution

Er... I'm not 100% sure on this one =/. Does it pull on it as it falls down or something? Help would be MUCH, much appreciated, thank you!

2. Nov 27, 2007

### 4.19mile

Help?

3. Nov 27, 2007

### Feldoh

How does the apple move relative to the earth? I mean when the earth spins does the apple move with the earth or does it stay put while the earth revolves?

4. Nov 27, 2007

### 4.19mile

I'm not sure, that was just one of the conceptual problems on the worksheet we got for reviewing the last few chapters (since finals are coming up) =/

5. Nov 28, 2007

### Feldoh

Well turns out that the apple isn't effected in the normal sense. The apple moves with the earth. I mean if you throw a ball up it comes back down in almost the exact spot you threw it into the air, the same applies to the apple.