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Old 07-17-2009, 06:42 AM
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They forgot to engage the external inertial dampener!
And energize the gravity plating...lol...
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Correct, Botany Bay. "Objsects at rest stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. Objects in motion stay in motion unless acted upon by and outside force."

By trying to move the paper sheet with your hand, the parts of it in direct contact with your hand will move... but the ends of the paper will want to stay at rest, and as such will bend, trying to stay in the same place by their own inertia.
Thanks. So that would apply to a space ship that was being pulled by engine rather than being pushed by an engine?
IE More stress to the ship if it being pulled?
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:49 PM
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Thanks. So that would apply to a space ship that was being pulled by engine rather than being pushed by an engine?
IE More stress to the ship if it being pulled?
I would think things like that will depend whether or not the pushing/pulling is spread across a wide area or a small one. Since the methods of moving a ship is different regardless its apples/oranges. Kind of.
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:06 PM
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Thanks. So that would apply to a space ship that was being pulled by engine rather than being pushed by an engine?
IE More stress to the ship if it being pulled?
Dont really know what you mean by push or pull. The difference between push and pull is a linguistic one. In physics the terms mean the same - accelleration. I think during accelleration with impulse engines like thrusters there should be internal stress of the overall structure (the ship). Thats because the accelleration does act upon the nozzle of the engine first and the forces are then... uhm... running through the structure in very different vectors that can increase eachother or decrease eachother (cant explain it better). This causes stress and can only be prevented if a means of accelleration could act upon all particles of the whole structure equally - forcefields, warp drive, anti-gravitation, or simmilar techniques.

Gravitation for instance accellerates all particles of a body at the same time and to the same degree and in the same way. Thats why there is no internal stress.

So, in a perfect vacuum the sheet of paper would not bend while falling.

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But what in the universe is perfect?
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But what in the universe is perfect?
Me!

Sorry I couldn't resist.
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I think one of our spacecraft from the future came back in time and erased those tapes because it showed spacecraft from the future coming back in time when they weren't supposed to and.....

Oh, my word! "Tomorrow is Yesterday" was a thinly veiled documentary!
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