[opendtv] Re: Mag-lev

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 12:06:55 -0500


----- Original Message ----- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>


Not "free fall" all the way through, because your acceleration is
steadily decreasing throughout the trip, going increasingly negative
(slowing you down more and more) after you go by the core. You should
experience free fall only at the very start opf the journey.

Bob was right. Both you and the train car will feel the same effects of acceleration and deceleration right up until the velocity of the train reaches zero at the destination and is somehow "captured."

In the train car's frame of reference, you will be floating inside from the point of release to the point of capture, simply because gravity's vector is parallel to the train's velocity vector.

John



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