A1_1 The Flat Earth's Escape Velocity

Kieran Flatt, Maria Garreffa, William Longman, Sam Turnpenney


In some models, the Earth is considered to be a flat cylinder. Here we calculate the escape velocity for such a matter distribution and find that it is similar to the standard sphere. This result is briefly discussed and we show that, for large distances, the force from such a planet would tend to that from a sphere as expected.

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