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comment Changing Earth angle of revolution
@Floris Thanks for your answer. I never entertained the idea it was even possible without an external event (such as a big asteroid strike), and only thought about it because of the novel. I will have the image of throwing Mount Everest out of Earth at 1/1000th of the speed of light in my mind for some time now :-)
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comment How can I measure the physical properties of a metallic string?
@Georg: indeed, I already know the mass per unit length and a nominal tension range for typical use.
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comment How can I measure the physical properties of a metallic string?
@Georg: I know. That's why I was careful not to tag with string-theory...
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comment How can I measure the physical properties of a metallic string?
@Georg: yes, I suppose this is what you could call them when they are simple. But there are also metallic strings with (one or several) core wires and one or several wires wounded over them.
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