What if the EARTH stopped spinning?
Have you ever wondered what would happen if the earth stopped spinning?
Well i'm sure that you know that if it actually happens it would be catastrophic, is important to know that all that is around you is in constant motion because the earth rotates on its own axis, then you only have to imagine that it stops rotating.
What happens to a person traveling in a vehicle when it hits a wall? I'm sure that you know the answer.
Newton's first law let us understand that a body is thrown when there is a sudden change in speed, in this case a decrease to reduce this to zero
Now you have to think, if the earth really spins so quickly, why can't we feel it?
the change in velocity is just too gradual, the earth is too huge and it's not sudden enough to register with our senses, but that change in the velocity is real, an makes us weigh less.
On our spinning planet your velocity is constantly changing, but always to the circular path you were being dragged along, now because INERTIA is a property of the matter which includes without a force actin upon, as we would slowly leave the surface of the Earth.
Luckily the Earth is exerting a force on us, a center seeking CENTRIPETAL FORCE delivered by the GRAVITY it simply pushes you down, and it gives you weight
At the Equator if the Earth didn't spin and no CENTRIPETAL FORCE was required to keep you with the Earth, you would weigh .3% more than you do.
If Earth spun you around 17 times faster than it currently does, all its gravitational force would go toward CENTRIPETAL FORCE fighting against your inertia and you would be WEIGHTLESS
Now let's bring this to our experiment, the speed of rotation of the earth in Ecuador is approximately 1.700 km/h, now you probably already understand what would happen in the sudden speed brake.
We would be vulnerable to solar radiation , because the magnetic field of the earth would stop working as well as extreme cold on the side of the moon and on the side of the sun everything would burn...
Well, this is what would occur if it actually happened, it won't actually happen but there is one thing...
its rotation is actually slowing down.