Poll: Can you screw up gravity?
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Yeah totally, I do it all the time man
13 15%
It really makes sense, i guess... Kinda... Well.
2 2%
I don't know.. Maybe?
0 0%
There is no way in hell you could ever do that, you stupid c*nt!
72 83%
Voters: 87.
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#1
Imagine you're inside a car on an airplane going from Texas to Nebraska.. OH NO!!! The doors to the massive hangar just openened, and you are so freaking stupid that you're still inside the car, and you are sliding out.

Now you are falling to your death inside your car, and in some freak acrobatics stunt, you climb out of the car and you are now standing on top of it. You are clinging on to the car in an attempt not to fall off..

A millisecond before the car crashes into the cold hard ground, you make a sissy jump, off of the car, straight into the air..

Do you simply screw up gravity and slow down your speed with a ridiculous amount, or do you still get crushed by Newton's good 'ol friend ?


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Quote by MarcFlink
Imagine you're inside a car on an airplane going from Texas to Nebraska.. OH NO!!! The doors to the massive hangar just openened, and you are so freaking stupid that you're still inside the car, and you are sliding out.


....

Imagine if the plane just disappeared

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Imagine if the plane just disappeared




Exactly. Just my point.


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#5
you still fall to your death. by "jumping" off your car I'd imagine you'd be pushing the car down rather than going up yourself
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#6
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You clearly don't have a good understanding of gravity...


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#8
If you jumped up, your momentum would decrease by a little bit. That little bit is usually relevant in everyday life, which is why you feel like it would do something, but it's tiny compared to the momentum you'd get by falling from the sky.
#9
You won't be able to stand on the car, since you'd fall at different speeds.
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#10
i think if you jumped up at the same rate that the car was falling, you'd be fine.

notice i said think and you should probably just watch mythbusters doing similar with falling lift.
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#11
Instead of being slightly cushioned by the car seats you would slam against the top of a car.
#12
If your legs are strong enough to reduce your falling speed to zero you'll be fine (they're not).
#14
Nah you'd just die. The jump wouldn't even come close to decreasing your speed enough. This is why skydivers use parachutes and not large objects falling with them that they jump on.
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No you wouldn't...


Please explain.
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#17
The acceleration of gravity doesn't depend on the mass of the body. If you had the same speed to begin with, you'd always have the same speed.
#18
Quote by sickman411
The acceleration of gravity doesn't depend on the mass of the body. If you had the same speed to begin with, you'd always have the same speed.

They're not falling in a vacuum though, so wouldn't they have different wind resistance?
#19
That's not accounting for drag.
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#20
The car would experience more drag, due to its shape and size and you being on top of the car. So the car would fall slower due to drag and you would fall slower because the car would be falling slower, so the car would act as some sort of floor for you. This is irrelevant to the OP question anyway.
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#21
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That's not accounting for drag.


TS didn't say anything about a dress code?
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#22
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#24
Quote by sickman411
The car would experience more drag, due to its shape and size and you being on top of the car. So the car would fall slower due to drag and you would fall slower because the car would be falling slower, so the car would act as some sort of floor for you. This is irrelevant to the OP question anyway.


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#25
What?

EDIT: Actually the size of the car is smaller relative to its mass so disregard the size bit. What I said might not be correct at all, so maybe the facepalm is deserved.

EDIT2: Yeah, I was probably wrong now that I think about it. Your speed would change a lot with the tiniest bit of drag, compared to the car's speed. Sorry.
Last edited by sickman411 at Mar 27, 2014,
#26
physics class don't fail me now...

Ok, the two objects would fall at the same rate of 9.81 m/s/s (that's meters per second per second, i.e. acceleration due to gravity). However due to the different mass of each, the average person having a mass of 70 kg and the car of, let's say 2 tonnes, that means the car would hit the ground with 19620 Newtons of force and the person would hit at 686.7 newtons. Therefore, a lighter person would have a far higher chance of survival.

Long story short, jumping won't work.
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#27
Gravity acts proportionally to mass, the person and the car would fall at the same speed as soon as they hit terminal velocity (you cant get any faster) around 120 mph (i think) do it doesn't matter about drag in the slightest

the car would hit the ground first though since you are on top of it, obviously
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Gravity acts proportionally to mass, the person and the car would fall at the same speed as soon as they hit terminal velocity (you cant get any faster) around 120 mph (i think) do it doesn't matter about drag in the slightest

the car would hit the ground first though since you are on top of it, obviously


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#30
In order to completely cushion the fall your leg muscles would have to exert the same amount of force that the ground would exert on you if you hit it at full falling-speed and they would have to do it almost instantly.

a) That is impossible, as you cannot even come close to instantly jumping upward at the terminal velocity of your average skydiver which = 55 m/s = 198 km/h = 123 m/h.

b) Even if your muscles were strong enough to bring you almost instantly to that speed, your bones, back, neck and internal organs would still undergo the same acceleration / deceleration as if you hit the ground at that speed, meaning they would undergo the same force.

You could survive if you managed to decelerate by the same amount in a much longer period of time. But that's called using a parachute.


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#31
you have 2 brek of smth light lyk a mirror or smth cus they fall sloer and hold on2 it to slo u down
#33
You wouldn't screw up the law of Gravity by doing that, your corpse would instead confirm it...
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#35
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Nah you'd just die. The jump wouldn't even come close to decreasing your speed enough. This is why skydivers use parachutes and not large objects falling with them that they jump on.
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Nah you'd just die. The jump wouldn't even come close to decreasing your speed enough. This is why skydivers use parachutes and not large objects falling with them that they jump on.


What? No it isn't. Large objects are far more difficult to get in the small plane than parachutes.
#37
Quote by severed-metal
What? No it isn't. Large objects are far more difficult to get in the small plane than parachutes.


Nonsense!

Most parachutes are quite large once opened, thus it's relatively easy to get large objects in them.
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#39
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What? No it isn't. Large objects are far more difficult to get in the small plane than parachutes.

You can fit a parachute in your mother.


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