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Re: [Phys-L] Figuring Physics solution Jan 2018

I originally posed this question. But it was from a logic book.

On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 2:44 PM, Todd Pedlar <> wrote:

That's the problem with a lot of the language of such questions - the
phrase "that cannot be stopped" is meaningless. I just don't know what
those words add to the context of any particular problem.

On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 1:42 PM, Philip Keller <


What is a force that "cannot be stopped"? I have no idea what that
means in this context. Can anyone give me a definition and maybe an
example of a force that cannot be stopped and another example of a force
that can in fact "be stopped"?

On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 2:27 PM, Folkerts, Timothy J <> wrote:

Concrete example: a 10 newton force which cannot be stopped, bears
directly on a 1000 kg marble block anchored in the substrate rock. The
block cannot be moved.
What happens?

The 10^3 kg block anchored to the 6x10^24 kg earth accelerates at
1.7x10^-24 m/s^2.

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