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Look around you. But how well do you know it? Some things I already knew and probably you do, too , some I had ideas about and had to do some research to check, and others I totally made up. But how many of them do you know? Be honest. But is it true? OK, first, how smooth is a billiard ball? According to the World Pool-Billiard Association , a pool ball is 2. In other words, it must have no pits or bumps more than 0.
The ratio of the size of an allowable bump to the size of the ball is 0. The Earth has a diameter of about 12, kilometers on average, see below for more on this. Using the smoothness ratio from above, the Earth would be an acceptable pool ball if it had no bumps mountains or pits trenches more than 12, km x 0. The highest point on Earth is the top of Mt. Everest, at 8. The deepest point on Earth is the Marianas Trench, at about 11 km deep. Hey, those are within the tolerances! So for once, an urban legend is correct. If you shrank the Earth down to the size of a billiard ball, it would be smoother.
The Earth is round! Despite common knowledge, people knew that the Earth was spherical thousands of years ago. Eratosthenes even calculated the circumference to very good accuracy! It spins, and because it spins, it bulges due to centrifugal force yes, dagnappit, I said centrifugal. That is an outwards-directed force, the same thing that makes you lean to the right when turning left in a car.
This type of shape is called an oblate spheroid. So the Earth is smooth enough, but not round enough, to qualify as a billiard ball. I guess some things remain a mystery. The Earth is more complicated than an oblate spheroid. The Moon is out there too, and the Sun. They have gravity, and pull on us.
The tides from the Moon have an amplitude height of roughly a meter in the water, and maybe 30 cm in the solid Earth. The Sun is more massive than the Moon, but much farther away, and so its tides are only about half as high. Other forces are at work as well, including pressure caused by the weight of the continents, upheaval due to tectonic forces, and so on.
A professional pool player sure would though. If the Earth were infinitely elastic, then it would respond freely to all these different forces, and take on a weird, distorted shape called a geoid. The best we can do right now is to model it using complicated mathematical functions. You can prove it to yourself with this cool but otherwise worthless mapping tool. Actually, this would go on forever, with you bouncing up and down.
I hope you remember to pack a lunch. Note that as you fell, you accelerate all the way down, but the acceleration itself would decrease as you fell: there is less mass between you and the center of the Earth as you head down, so the acceleration due to gravity decreases as you approach the center. However, the speed with which you pass the center is considerable: about 7.
In fact, the math driving your motion is the same as for an orbiting object. Gravity is bizarre. But there you go. And if you do go take the long jump, well, your trip may be a wee bit unpleasant. A long time ago, you, me, and everything else on Earth was scattered in a disk around the Sun several billion kilometers across.
Over time, this aggregated into tiny bodies called planetesimals , like dinky asteroids. These would smack together, and some would stick, forming a larger body. Eventually, this object got massive enough that its gravity actively drew in more bodies. As these impacted, they released their energy of motion kinetic energy as heat, and the young Earth became a molten ball. One source of heat. As the gravity increased, its force tried to crush the Earth into a more compact ball. When you squeeze an object it heats up. Ding ding! The second heat source. Left a single mother of an infant daughter, Jude went on To find justice for those he loved, a man finds himself at the center of a dangerous global conspiracy When the plans to a new device that could change the course of world politics forever is stolen, every country goes looking.
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