Yes, it can be at rest relative to you when it falls within your measurement limits.RonL said:I need to ask a question here. Is my thinking right or wrong? If the ball is thrown perfectly straight up, there has to be a moment of complete rest as discussed, however if it has the slightest bit of an arc, it will follow the exact same rules of a flywheel and what I believe is refered to as zero point energy.
Yes, I agree. I could have worded it differently. A perfect inertial frame exists, we just don't know where it's at. :)Cantab Morgan said:The choice of a particular coordinate system that's only approximately inertial is not proof that no true inertial frame exists.