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If I placed microscopic array of sensors on the inside surface of an evacuated sphere and injected an amount of radon gas, would the signals sensed by the array be uniform when the sphere was at rest? (Assumption being even distribution of gas molecules.)And when the sphere was accelerated in any direction from a known starting point, wouldn't the relative inertia of the molecules result in a redistribution of molecules that produced a signal that could correlate to the speed and direction of travel? Thus, might not such a device serve as a gyroscope for use in inertial navigation? Would the gas molecules behave in response to motion in the way required?
Re: Can signals from radon gas in a sphere provide x,y,z location information?
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