A hole from the north pole to the south pole
Name: David Barajas
If I was on the north pole and dug a hole directly to the south pole and
jumped from the north pole, what would happen?
If you could dig such a hole, and IF you neglect the effects of air
resistance, you would oscillate back and forth between the poles, falling free
Questions for further study:
1) How much gravity is at the center of the Earth?
2) What is your acceleration as a function of your distance from the
center of the Earth?
3) What happens if you do not neglect air resistance?
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