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Not so fast!

Posted by Jeremy Crouch on 07/13/2016

Hi Carmen, I have to disagree with you on your "centrifugal force is not similar to gravitational force" comment. And I hope I have understood your comment correctly... But you would indeed fall back 'down' to the wall if you jumped up. Unless of course you jumped up with enough force to cancel out your 'downward' momentum. If you were standing on the wall, your body is traveling along with the rotation of the Stone. Your body tries to fly off down through the wall, but cannot. Hence you feel a downward force similar to gravity. If you jump up, your body still has the forward momentum from the Stone, and will still fall back down with that same force minus what your jump cancelled out.

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