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Re: Does Velocity Play A Factor?

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Posted by Zephram Cochrane/">Zephram Cochrane on November 16, 1999 08:24:28 UTC

: Why are you (ZC) trying to force this into a 'local' discussion? Everybody here, I think, is quite aware of this particular aspect, : and its bearing, or lack of, on the question at hand. Your assertions amount to : tidal forces/accelerations "don't exist" if : your apparatus isn't sensitive enough to measure them over some (possibly tiny) period of time and spatial extent.

Yes, I'm saying to that to the extent that the measuring apparatus can measure they actually vanish in a local free fall frame. If the measuring apparatus can measure tidal forces across the ship to a precision of plus or minus 0.005 Newton's and displays a null reading then in that coordinate frame the tidal forces in the ship have actually vanished to within 0.005 Newton's.

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