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Speed of gravity

  1. Mar 23, 2004 #1
    hey all...does anyone know what the speed of gravity is?
     
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  3. Mar 23, 2004 #2
    Thats funny, I only started going 9 meters per second...per second....persecond...persecond...

    PS I don't know of anyone who has actually achieved a measurement for gravity, itself, but we know it induces accelerations in matter and is probably in the lighspeed (+/- a little bit, maybe) range....

    But do you like our sense(s) of humor?
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2004
  4. Mar 23, 2004 #3

    jimmy p

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    if you must know it is slightly slower than the speed of light.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2004 #4
    No, actually, acceleration x time is the change in velocity, not the velocity itself.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2004 #5
    Where do you live by the way? 9.0824 [itex]\frac{m}{{sec}^2}[/itex] is a bit low...
     
  7. Mar 23, 2004 #6
    Mr. Robin Parsons is in charge of keeping gravity within tolerance everywhere. Sometimes he plays with the dials to create mischief.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2004 #7
    SHHHHHH!!!! (did you talk to Bad ***?)
     
  9. Mar 23, 2004 #8
    i heard this somewhere that the speed of gravity is instantanious..
    what are your thoughts on this. please forgive the spelling..lol
     
  10. Mar 24, 2004 #9
  11. Mar 24, 2004 #10
    Shyne road? on the left? consider it fixed!
     
  12. Mar 24, 2004 #11
    Well, normally g is taken to be 9.81 m/s^2. But you might find it to be 9.08 if you go on a high mountain or something, hence my question. :wink:
     
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