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Why don't I weigh more at the North Pole?

 
 
JeremyF
 
Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2012 09:03 am
Hello all,

My question is -

If the equator is spinning at about 1000mph and at the axis (of the rotation of the Earth) there is no spinning at all why doesn't the absence of centrifical force there make me weigh more?

Thanks!
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2012 09:27 am
@JeremyF,
What makes you think it doesn't?
fresco
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2012 09:31 am
@JeremyF,
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=310
JeremyF
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2012 11:46 pm
@DrewDad,
Um...well nothing now I've seen the answer..

Thanks for the reply!
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JeremyF
 
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Reply Wed 28 Nov, 2012 11:47 pm
@fresco,
Thanks for that, perfect!
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