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    Re: HR-1 working re-creation and new questions
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2013 Feb 08, 06:37 +0000
    Norm Goldblatt wrote:

    "Isn't it extraordinary that a 1 inch change in the length of a string 24,000 miles long will raise it 1/6 of an inch. It would simply fall off the Earth."

    No, don't think so.

    You said the string was "pulled snug" so it was stretched. When you let out an inch in 24,000 miles the stretch will take up the slack. ;-)

    Geoffrey
       
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