Get off your Ath let's do some Math!

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Re: Get off your Ath let's do some Math!

Post: # 125249Post SirDice
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:52 pm

|3lack|ce wrote:So for all practical purposes, let's just agree that the plane gets airborne eh?
Mythbusters actually proved this by taking off :mrgreen:


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Re: Get off your Ath let's do some Math!

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:59 pm

That's usually where the discussion goes wrong yeah, people come up with models with why it can or can't work. If you specifically state the threadmill will counteract the engines acceleration the plane remains stationary. The weels will always have some (though little) resistance and the threadmill has to go alot harder then the engines and in a practical sence it's totally rediculous, but that's the way it is. In the rollerskate analogy, if the threadmill goes (accelerates) fast enough it will overpower you thus be able to match your power.

You can go on about this forever.
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Post: # 125252Post Dogbert
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:14 pm

ok.. vertical take off :mad:
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Re: Get off your Ath let's do some Math!

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:30 pm

nerds :cool3:
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Re: Get off your Ath let's do some Math!

Post: # 125254Post Aspman
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:51 pm

Opus wrote:nerds :cool3:
At the end of the complex multidimensional mathematics that will form the grand unified equation linking energy, mass and gravity I believe the answer will be 55378008.

Either that or a small piece of fruit.
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Re: Get off your Ath let's do some Math!

Post: # 125255Post SirDice
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:25 pm

It's official, since I don't have a social anxiety disorder, I'm no longer a nerd. I am a geek :P
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