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The highest mountain can exist on the earth.

  1. Aug 18, 2009 #1
    1. How can we calculate the bigest-highest mountain which can exist on the earth? There is a limit, because of the gravity and the shape of our planet, but how can we calculate it?

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  3. Aug 18, 2009 #2

    Mapes

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    What effects increase the height of mountains? What effects decrease the height of mountains? When the dominant second effect exactly counteracts the dominant first effect, you'll have a mountain of maximum height. What are your thoughts?
     
  4. Aug 18, 2009 #3

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  5. Aug 20, 2009 #4
    Thank you for your answers
     
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