Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 11:44:43 -0600

Author: Andrew Yue

Subject: Re: Newton's Law of Gravity Confirmed by Volleyball team's trip

Post:

Rick,

I'd have to agree. If you've ever taken a bag of Zaps potato chip
from New Orleans to Colorado the bag looks like an inflated balloon.

Maybe the answer is to drop a beach ball from a 10 foot ladder and
another simultaneous from a 10 foot ladder in Colorado with photogate
timers.

>I don't know about volleyball, but I know that golf commentators talk about
>playing at altitude (7000 ft) having about a 10% effect on distance. Again,
>obviously a factor of the 'thinner' atmosphere not the miniscule change in
>the gravitational field.
>
>Rick
>
>*********************************************************
>Richard W. Tarara
>Professor of Physics
>Saint Mary's College
>Notre Dame, Indiana
>rtarara@saintmarys.edu
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All the Best,


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