Gravity At different Altitudes

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Gravity At different Altitudes
« on: February 16, 2007, 04:30:49 PM »
If the Earth is flat, and accelerating up at 1g, how do you explain the variations in gravity at different distances above or below sea level?
eg gravity is weaker at the top of mount everest

This effect can be explained by the Inverse Square Law, with the round earth theory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverse-square_law
he Earth is round

Gravity At different Altitudes
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007, 04:58:12 PM »
It is a good question
he Earth is round

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GeoGuy

Gravity At different Altitudes
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2007, 04:59:21 PM »
Gravity does not vary with altitude.


Gravity At different Altitudes
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2007, 05:04:33 PM »
That's where you're wrong geoguy, gravity DOES vary with altitude. If you fing yourself falling into a black hole, you would experience a stronger pull on your feet than your head. thus, you get ripped apart. Stars near black holes expirience the same thing. If gravity did not weaken with range, EVERYTHING in the universe would be sucked into black holes, which would then be dragged into each other into a single point along with the VERY FABRIC OF SPACE AND TIME>
Plato: People are inherently bad.
Aristotle: People are inherently good.
Me: People are inherently stupid.

Gravity At different Altitudes
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2007, 05:05:14 PM »
lawl this must be so much fun for them seriously, i mean how much fun are they having? im gonna go make a website called we dont see color, oh wait we do lololol.

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GeoGuy

Gravity At different Altitudes
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2007, 05:05:48 PM »
No I wouldn't, as "gravity" does not exist on Earth, and thusly cannot vary wilth altitude.

Gravity At different Altitudes
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007, 05:09:36 PM »
ok
then the "percieved" gravity varies
he Earth is round

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GeoGuy

Gravity At different Altitudes
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007, 05:10:30 PM »
No it doesn't.

Gravity At different Altitudes
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007, 05:11:43 PM »
Then I demand a test
he Earth is round

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GeoGuy

Gravity At different Altitudes
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2007, 05:12:32 PM »
Knock yourself out.