Re: 1 g acceleration?

Randall R Randall (
Mon, 6 Jul 1998 16:39:41 -0400

On Mon, 6 Jul 1998 09:05:13 -0600 Brent Allsop <> writes:

> 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?

This is exactly right, if I understand it correctly. Of course, I am not a physicist, so... :)


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