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ganeshie8 Group Title

is rotation possible for a person in space ?

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  1. experimentX Group Title
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    similar question here http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/1372/is-rotational-motion-relative-to-space

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  2. henpen Group Title
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    I'm probably getting the wrong end of the stick, but I'd think not based on conservation of angular momentum.

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  3. erica.d Group Title
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    yes rotation is possible in space for like infinite time, provided that , once that person should be rotated, he will keep rotating

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    That assumes that an independent 'rotator' is present, and I assume that ganeshie was asking about an independent self-rotator.

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    that 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

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    By the conservation of angular momentum, he could only spin some of himself clockwise by spinning an equal part anticlockwise.

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    \[\Huge\text{ A man is NOT a rigid body}\] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falling_cat_problem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_righting_reflex

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    @ganeshie8

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    huh ... i thought this was absolute rotation problem? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_rotation

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    http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~phy189h1/Physics%20of%20Somersaults%20and%20Twists.pdf

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    thnks 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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