P3_9 Stopping the Earth

Robert Garner, Daniel Worthy, Jenny Gregory, Jessica Taylor-Ashley


This paper examines the possibility of stopping or slow the Earth's natural rotation by considering the Earth's angular momentum via human methods. This was done by considering the angular momentum generated by humans and vehicles moving around the equator. The Earth's rotation period was found to be 0.153ns shorter if all living humans ran, and 3.70ns shorter if all vehicles drove around the equator.

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