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experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0similar question here http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/1372/isrotationalmotionrelativetospace

henpen
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm probably getting the wrong end of the stick, but I'd think not based on conservation of angular momentum.

erica.d
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes rotation is possible in space for like infinite time, provided that , once that person should be rotated, he will keep rotating

henpen
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That assumes that an independent 'rotator' is present, and I assume that ganeshie was asking about an independent selfrotator.

erica.d
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that could be possible , for being a self rotator a person need to move himself using is inertia , i think he can rotate, provided that there should be platform over which he can have force of friction or something lol

henpen
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0By the conservation of angular momentum, he could only spin some of himself clockwise by spinning an equal part anticlockwise.

Mikael
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2\[\Huge\text{ A man is NOT a rigid body}\] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falling_cat_problem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_righting_reflex

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0huh ... i thought this was absolute rotation problem? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_rotation

Mikael
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~phy189h1/Physics%20of%20Somersaults%20and%20Twists.pdf

ganeshie8
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thnks friends :) so its possible for a person to rotate himself. i dont understand the explanation in link completely... i feel i lack fundamentals. il get back after som more studying thank you :)
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