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Offline Sláinte Mhaith

Re: A (stupid) question on gyro force
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2008, 09:34:26 am »
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Re: A (stupid) question on gyro force
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2008, 09:38:24 am »
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Re: A (stupid) question on gyro force
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2008, 01:45:40 pm »
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Re: A (stupid) question on gyro force
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2008, 01:55:27 pm »
Weight and Mass are not the same thing. Weight changes but mass is constant

You can increase a clock's weight simply by winding it up but it's mass will be unchanged.
You can temporarily increase your weight on a bathroom scale by squatting down in sudden movements ... but your mass will be unchanged
You weigh less on the moon than you do on earth ... but your mass bla bla bla (you know what I'm getting at)

BTW; I think the reason why you don't fall over is because the angular momentum (aka orbit) of the wheels combined with forward momentum (aka linear motion) is far greater than the sideways movement your body generates when you try to turn.

True, weight and mass are different.

But, on earth, they're generally the same thing.

EDIT: Jerrycan: it's not a stupid question. I wouldn't have had a clue... but thanks to this thread I'm marginally cleverer than i was this morning.
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Re: A (stupid) question on gyro force
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2008, 04:59:07 pm »
You can increase a clock's weight simply by winding it up but it's mass will be unchanged.


The rest I get, but how do you increase a clock's weight by winding it up?
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Re: A (stupid) question on gyro force
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2008, 05:44:57 pm »
You can increase a clock's weight simply by winding it up but it's mass will be unchanged.


The rest I get, but how do you increase a clock's weight by winding it up?

Way I see it; LS is referring to electronic job made in China sold without battery...?  Add battery, weight increases, find it's not working, velocity increases...

Rather let those with knowledge explain..
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Re: A (stupid) question on gyro force
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2008, 08:19:53 am »
You can increase a clock's weight simply by winding it up but it's mass will be unchanged.


The rest I get, but how do you increase a clock's weight by winding it up?

By winding it up you ad energy. The increase in weight will be around 0.0000000000000000001kg
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I think it will take a physicist to adequately explain it ...which I am not
 

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Re: A (stupid) question on gyro force
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2008, 09:09:29 am »
You can increase a clock's weight simply by winding it up but it's mass will be unchanged.


The rest I get, but how do you increase a clock's weight by winding it up?

By winding it up you ad energy. The increase in weight will be around 0.0000000000000000001kg
I read it on a chappies wrapper so it must be true

I think it will take a physicist to adequately explain it ...which I am not


Einstein / Theory of relativity:

E = m x c ^ 2

Winding up the clock increases its potential energy a tiny little bit.

To keep Einstein happy and the equation balanced the mass m has to increase with an increase of the clock's energy as c (speed of light) is constant.

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