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Old 03-21-2005, 06:38 PM   #9
Mike Sigman
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Re: Equitable?

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Brion Toss wrote:
"Centrifugal force n. The component of apparent force on a body in curvilinear motion, as observed from that body, that is directed away from the center of curvature or axis of rotation."
American Heritage Dictionary, third edition
This may not be "properly speaking" but it is not incorrect, and it is a long way from HonkiDonk.
Hoisted by your own petard, Brion. Do you see the word "apparent"? I.e., centrifugal force is not a real force.

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Mike Sigman
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