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Thank you for the response.
To try and be more clear:
how is the atmosphere keeping up with the rotational velocity of the
spinning earth? This would neccesarily mean the same angular velocity but a
greater linear velocity at, say 100km above solid earth. Again though,
that's assuming the earth/atmosphere 'system' is 1 frame of reference (not
My goto was gravity as well, but this answer had some weaknesses (to me),
so: I asked here : )
On Sun., Dec. 18, 2022, 7:45 a.m. Prof. Keith S. Taber via Phys-l, <
On 17/12/2022 21:42, O A via Phys-l wrote:
How is conservation of momentum 'transferring' through scores of miles ofNot sure I fully understand the question, but the molecules collide,
which does not change the total momentum. Yet, there is another factor
to consider. Gravity. This provides the centripetal force acting on the
molecules so that there is an interaction to transfer momentum and
change their velocity.
Is that what you were thinking?