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experimentXBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
similar question here http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/1372/isrotationalmotionrelativetospace
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henpenBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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erica.dBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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henpenBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That assumes that an independent 'rotator' is present, and I assume that ganeshie was asking about an independent selfrotator.
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erica.dBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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henpenBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
By the conservation of angular momentum, he could only spin some of himself clockwise by spinning an equal part anticlockwise.
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MikaelBest 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
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experimentXBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
huh ... i thought this was absolute rotation problem? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_rotation
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MikaelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~phy189h1/Physics%20of%20Somersaults%20and%20Twists.pdf
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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 :)
 one year ago
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