Thursday
April 24, 2014

Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Becca on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 2:51pm.

How would a physics expert respond to the following suggestions made by three airline executives? Write a script of the expert's response for performance in front of the class.

Airline Exectutive A: Since the earth rotates from west to east, we could operate 'static flights'--helicopters that begin by hovering above New York City could begin their landing four hours later, when San Francisco arrives below.
Airline Executive B: This could work for one-way flights, but the return trip would take 20 hours.
Airline Executive C: That will never work. It's like when you throw a ball up in the air; it comes back to the same point.
Airline Executive A: That's only because the Earth's motion is not significant during that short a time.


I don't want you to make a conversation for me or anything, and I know the first two statements can't be right but I don't know how to explain them. Help?

Air moves with the Earth.

Answer this Question

First Name:
School Subject:
Answer:

Related Questions

How do I become an expert on here? - Expert?
algebra1 - The equation: 6x-(x+3) =5+2x First step in solving: 6x-x+3=5+2x Write...
BOBPURSLEY - ARE YOU A EXPERT TO HELP STUDENTS ON THEIR HOMEWORK LIKE ME? Bob ...
ENGLISH HELP!!! - A feature article about a plane crash would be more likely ...
homework ath physics - how to become en expert?
forum/messages on front page - I think the homework help message boards are the ...
english - List the characters in the story. Write one to two sentences on the ...
law of torts - In order to prove that a product is unreasonably dangerous, a ...
statistics - a study is undertaken to determine the proportion of industry ...
science - you are the ceo of an Explosive company you hired an explosive expert ...

Search
Members