[opendtv] Re: Mag-lev

  • From: Morris Jones <mojo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 13:12:56 -0800

Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
Not "free fall" all the way through, because your acceleration is

Yes, free fall all the way through, beginning to end. The acceleration on you is the same as the train, so in the train's frame of reference, you're weightless.

(Which falls faster?  A 100 ton train, or a 200 pound broadcast engineer?)

Morris Jones
Monrovia, CA
Old Town Astronomers http://www.otastro.org

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