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Because Earth rotates once every 24 hours, the west wall

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

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Problem 45E

Because Earth rotates once every 24 hours, the west wall in your room moves in a direction toward you at a linear speed that is probably more than 1000 kilometers per hour (the exact speed depends on your latitude). When you stand facing the wall, you are carried along at the same speed, so you don’t notice it. But when you jump upward, with your feet no longer in contact with the floor, why doesn’t the high-speed wall slam into you?

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No, Because Earth's whole atmosphere is rotating with the planet.According to newton’s first law every body moves uniform motion continuous in straight line or in state of rest,until any external force acting on it. You are coupled to the reference frame of the Earth. While on the surface your velocity relative to the Earth is zero. If you start to jump above the ground you are still attached to the reference frame of the Earth and will hover over the same spot on the ground. Let us know same examples related to this are riding in an airplane, standing in the aisle and jumping in the air. If you want to separate yourself from the Earth's reference frame, you would have to decelerate yourself by about 1000 miles per hour (at the equator) and you would have to reduce by exerting an opposite force that would come from the atmosphere slamming into you at 1000 miles per hour, because it is also attached to the Earth's reference frame. This would take a lot of energy. It's easier to just fly there.

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

This full solution covers the following key subjects: speed, Wall, latitude, depends, direction. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 45 chapters, and 4650 solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Conceptual Physics, edition: 12. Conceptual Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321909107. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 45E from chapter: 2 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 04/03/17, 08:01AM. Since the solution to 45E from 2 chapter was answered, more than 629 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. The answer to “Because Earth rotates once every 24 hours, the west wall in your room moves in a direction toward you at a linear speed that is probably more than 1000 kilometers per hour (the exact speed depends on your latitude). When you stand facing the wall, you are carried along at the same speed, so you don’t notice it. But when you jump upward, with your feet no longer in contact with the floor, why doesn’t the high-speed wall slam into you?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 81 words.

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