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A child learns in school that Earth is traveling faster

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 43E

A child learns in school that Earth is traveling faster than 100,000 kilometers per hour around the Sun and, in a frightened tone, asks why we aren’t swept off. What is your explanation?

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Because we are also moving in same speed.Moving in same speed means gravitational force is hold on us so we are not swept off.our bodies,as well as everything else,are spinning at the same rate as the earth,and unless an external force acting on us we will continue with same velocity as the earth is moving.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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