michaelporter

Consider a rotating space station, spinning with just the right speed such that the centripetal acceleration on the inner surface is g. Thus, astronauts standing on this inner surface would feel pressed to the surface as if they were pressed into the floor because of the Earth’s gravitational force. Suppose an astronaut in this station holds a ball above her head and “drops” it to the floor. Will the ball fall just like it would on the Earth?

This question is from my physics textbook.

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