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Bots vs 'usual' Avatars (Sdk)

Bots vs 'usual' Avatars // Sdk

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andras sarkozy

Feb 18, 1999, 7:50pm
Agree! But Holland's surface is lower than Hungary's one - so he still can have larger "g" :))
Andras


[View Quote] > Since we're being geeky here, I feel compelled to point out that once you
> are at the surface, as you move closer towards the center of a solid sphere,
> acceleration due to gravitational attraction from the sphere does not
> continue to increase...consider the extreme case, where you are approaching
> the exact center of the earth: net acceleration becomes zero, since all
> parts of the earth are around you pulling on you equally.
>
> I know, you were joking :)
>
> -Roland
>
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roland vilett

Feb 18, 1999, 8:05pm
Okay, I agree Holland's surface is lower, but this still isn't the reason
for the larger G :)

The force of gravity varies measurably over the surface of the earth due to
2 factors: 1) regional variations in the earth's density (the earth is not a
sphere of uniform density across the surface), and 2) distance from the
equator. Due to centripetal force from the earth's rotation, G appears to
be "less" at the equator, which is moving at something like 1000 miles/hour,
than at the poles.

It's amazing the lengths I'll go to avoid working on AW bugs :)

-Roland

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veto

Feb 18, 1999, 8:08pm
Have them hire someone else to fix bugs and you work on lights, and hardware
acceleration support :)

[View Quote] >Avatars
>a
>little
it
>further
>moving,
>This
>isn't
>no
>:)
>file
this
>
>

andras sarkozy

Feb 19, 1999, 6:20am
Just to keep you away for a while from AW:
You proved again that Holland has larger gravity - they are more north than Hungary :))
Andras


[View Quote] > Okay, I agree Holland's surface is lower, but this still isn't the reason
> for the larger G :)
>
> The force of gravity varies measurably over the surface of the earth due to
> 2 factors: 1) regional variations in the earth's density (the earth is not a
> sphere of uniform density across the surface), and 2) distance from the
> equator. Due to centripetal force from the earth's rotation, G appears to
> be "less" at the equator, which is moving at something like 1000 miles/hour,
> than at the poles.
>
> It's amazing the lengths I'll go to avoid working on AW bugs :)
>
> -Roland
>
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baggis

Feb 19, 1999, 8:37am
Please ppl :-) No more :-)

/Baggis

roland vilett

Feb 19, 1999, 4:28pm
Exactly! I was never disputing that Holland has a higher gravity, I was
only disputing the explanation for this as being because their elevation was
lower. :)

By the way, the AW browser uses the value 9.8 meters/sec² for simulating
gravity.

Okay that is DEFINITELY enough! :)

-Roland

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