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How does speed and motion affect the rocket balloon experiment?
Question Date: 2014-01-24
Answer 1:

That is a great question which a lot of people need to think about in different situations. Speed does not affect an experiment if it is constant and in the same direction. That is to say it has constant velocity. Your experiment will continue to operate normally but move with you at the same speed. If your starting position is speeding up slowing down or changing direction (accelerating) then your experiment will have an extra force or torque. The direction will change significantly.

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