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    SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] Re: linux kernel hackers discover new theory of relativity!
    On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, Jonas Munsin wrote:

    > No it's not. Your "centrifugal force" is something you invent when you (quite
    > wrongly) treat an accelerating reference frame as an inertial one. I strongly
    > suggest you go look up centripetal and centrifugal force in any first-year
    > university book on physics (University Physics - Benson, page 105 in the
    > revisited edition is one place to start) before continuing this arguement.

    Actually, there is nothing wrong with using a rotating reference frame.
    There are some differences from an inertial one (e.g. the apperance of a
    centrifugal force) but both are valid and workable. Rotating (semi)rigid
    objects can often be treated more easily in a rotating reference frame.

    This is way off topic btw. :)

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