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Subject: gravity vs centripetal force @ equator vs poles

Date: Sun Feb 9 12:12:41 1997 Posted by Kevin Engelkemier
Grade level: other
School: No school entered.
City: Broadview State/Province: IL
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics ID: 855511961.Ph
Considering the centripital force from the earth's rotation vs. the pull of 
gravity, I would expect to weight much more stepping on a scale at either 
pole vs. at the equator since there should be no centripital force at the 

Is this correct? 

By how many pounds would the weight differ? 

If this is incorrect then, why?   

Thanks for the consideration!

Re: gravity vs centripetal force @ equator vs poles

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