New Experiment
« on: December 22, 2020, 06:41:03 PM »
Hello,
So, if you set up some controlled environment with a constant pressure and measured how long it takes a aerodynamic shape (sphere or triangular prism) to fall, and you bring it towards the edge of the earth, because of gravity, wouldn't it fall slower there? Or am I wrong? Thanks!

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Re: New Experiment
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2020, 06:46:09 PM »
Perhaps you could explain why you think this would be the case? It doesn't seem to follow from FET at all.
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Re: New Experiment
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2020, 06:56:22 PM »
On a "round" earth, it would simply be the same everywhere. But on the real earth, there would be less mass to make gravity near the edge (the ice might mess with this some), so it would be less or more gravity. Basically, there should be some variation if it is flat because the earth ends.

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Re: New Experiment
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2020, 06:58:45 PM »
there would be less mass to make gravity near the edge
I would strongly suggest that you familiarise yourself with the Flat Earth Theory.

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