From: Brian D Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 12:12:13 MST
>From: Mike Lorrey <email@example.com>
>Well, yes, if you launch yourself vertically high enough, you will
>rise to an altitude such that your angular velocity is less (i.e.
>you are rising to a slower orbit) and the earth spins faster so
>when you land again you do so outside the frictionless surface.
Actually I thought it was much simpler, you just have to apply
force directly perpendicular to the frictionless plane, or apply
force equally in opposite directions on the plane. In other words
In the somersault you place your hands in front of you, as you
begin upward force away from the plane, pressure is applied to the
hands but the thumb and fingers are opposing so the force is
straight down. The center of gravity can rotate via the shoulders,
and you can develop angular momentum.
In the hands and knees you lift opposite hands and knees while
maintaining downward pressure on the opposites. The axis of the
body can shift equally and the limbs brought straight down, then
you begin again.
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