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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

# If, according to some "scientists", Earth is really rotating, how come we don't experience the centrifugal force?

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• Tom S
Lv 7
1 month ago

The amount of centrifugal force generated by a rotation rate of .000694 RPM is not going to be noticeable.

• D g
Lv 7
1 month ago

The force pulling down is much larger

Acceleration do to spin " v^2\ r

1000 miles per hour " 1600 km / hour

• 1 month ago

You do, but you're used to it. Plus you stand like this /

• 1 month ago

We do feel it but gravity is much stronger. You weigh 1% less at the equator than at the poles due to earths rotation.

• Gabe
Lv 6
1 month ago

Because the force of gravity is far stronger!!!!!!!!!

• Bill-M
Lv 7
1 month ago

Not according to SOME, Scientists.   ALL Scientists.

The Earth does Rotate.   Earth's Gravity overcomes the Centrifugal Force.

• 1 month ago

It does not affect our everyday activities because centrifugal acceleration is small compared to the acceleration of gravity, yet it is measurable.

The magnitude of the centrifugal force acting on an 80kg person on the equator is 2.7 N or equivalent to about 275 g.

The mass of a person is the same on the equator and on poles but weight in sense of downward force is smaller on the equator by this amount because centrifugal force is pulling up.

Edit: Trivia - for objects on the equator to be lifted off ground by centrifugal forces, the Earth would need to spin once in 1h 24.5min or faster.

• 1 month ago

Try standing in one spot. Every 4 minutes, turn 1 degree. Do you experience the centrifugal force from turning so fast? That’s how fast the Earth turns.

• 1 month ago

Gravity and because you are moving at the SAME SPEED as your location. You sense only acceleration and deceleration and maybe changes in direction.

• 1 month ago

Brilliant satire.

Bravo.   I guess.