Re: 1 g acceleration?

Brent Allsop (
Mon, 6 Jul 1998 09:05:13 -0600

Randall R Randall <> replied:

> Tidal forces would be a real problem. The gravitational force that
> one side or end of your body would feel would be different enough
> from the other side or end, that you would be pulled apart and/or
> squashed, in different directions.

I think this makes sense. Is this saying that even if the point of equilibrium (where centrifugal force precisely equals gravitational force) were in the center of your body, the inside of your body (that which is facing towards the black whole) would be enough closer to the black whole as to experience much more gravity, and the outer part of your body (that which is away from the black whole from this point) is far enough away from this point that it would rip you apart? Is that kind of what "Tidal forces" are or are they different entirely?

Brent Allsop