Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 36 - Think and Discuss: 56


Yes, if the spaceship is set into rotational motion.

Work Step by Step

Fuel can be used to start the spaceship rotating, providing artificial gravity as discussed in Chapter 8 (pages 148-149). After that, it will stay in motion at constant rotational speed, due to rotational inertia. No additional fuel expenditure is required.
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