The one at the equator will travel more distance. Just like the outside groove of a record is longer than the inside groove. (Hope I am not showing my age by referencing vinyl record albums.)
think about this again.....measure the circumference of the record, CD, or what have you...now measure the center hole's circumference....
right... the outer circumference is greater.. lets say it is 10X greater than the inner.....that means it has to travel ten times the speed of the inner to get to the same point of each revolution.
it makes since to me when i do the math. i guess time and distance being 2 different things is what has me. Anyway you have been helpful i guess im going to have to suck it up and pay my bet.
11th January 2006 - 07:06 PM
QUOTE (jeremiah+Jan 11 2006, 10:29 AM)
Hey all, here is one for you..... Is it possible for the earth to spin faster at one point then another? Example, Lets say you put an object( not moving) at the equator and you put another object somewhere around the north pole. We put the objects on the same latitude line so they are exactly stright up and down. will the object at the equator spin faster then the object at the north pole due to the curveture of the earth??? I have a bet on this I say no way. What do you all think?
you could still win the bet, if the question is as stated above..all depends how you agree to interpret "spin" as being "rpms" or "distance per time"...
the RPMS of the inner or outer are the same......just the distance traveled are different.
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