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Posts tagged curvature of the earth

September 16, 2016

 

Different colored billiard balls

How’s Your Fastball?

No matter HOW fast the "fast" ball is moving, it will still fall at the same speed as the ball that just meanders over the edge.

September 27, 2003

 

Follow That Curve

Now, if we take a smooth, spherical object like a bowling ball, and press a sheet of tinfoil down on it so the foil touches the ball’s surface at all points, the curvature of the ball would be easily seen in the curved shape of the tinfoil when removed.

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