Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Think and Explain: 70


In a rotating station, an inward support/normal force from the walls is required to keep the astronaut moving in a circular path. This force will register on a scale. This inward force, in this rotating reference frame, feels like weight but has nothing to do with gravitational attraction.
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