Movement and Motion in a Rotating Space Habitat

Track:
Science
What:
Talk
When:
Thursday Aug 16   04:00 PM to 05:00 PM (1 hour)

Work out in the "hamster wheel" from 2001: A Space Odyssey and you learn the hard way that movement in a rotating habitat is nothing like the movies.  Jump wrong and you simply float away. Run fast and increase "gravity." Or decrease it. Or be forced to the side. This presentation will include active computer simulations of moving in a rotating habitat, and the strange effects we can expect there.  Hopefully, we'll all learn a thing or two.

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