"The mass of the Earth is about 6x10^24 kg and its radius is about 6x10^6 meters. Suppose you build a runway along the equator, line-up a million F-16's, bolt them down, and have them all fire their engines (eastward) simultaneously for 1/2 hour. Estimate the effect that would have on the rotational speed of the Earth. Assume the thrust of each plane's engines is 30,000 lbs = 133,000 newtons."(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm not even sure how to begin answering this question because I have no idea what it is asking for or what any equation is for "rotational speed". Is rotational speed the same thing as angular velocity? Thanks for your help

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# Homework Help: Rotational speed question

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