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Originally posted by The Last Prophet
Analyzing bark on a tree seems a massive waste of time, and energy without first looking at the forrest.
Which top section would hit the ground first?
According to physics, in a perfect vaccum it should have AT LEAST taken 100 seconds for ANY of the 3 Buildings to fall.
Originally posted by Vushta
Originally posted by The Last Prophet
Analyzing bark on a tree seems a massive waste of time, and energy without first looking at the forrest.
Which top section would hit the ground first?
According to physics, in a perfect vaccum it should have AT LEAST taken 100 seconds for ANY of the 3 Buildings to fall.
Did you hit the 0 one too many times?
Originally posted by The Last Prophet
The towers were 1350 and 1360 feet tall. So let's start by using our trusty free-fall equation to see how long it should take an object to free-fall from the towers' former height.
Distance = 1/2 x Gravity x Time(squared)
or
Time(squared) = (2 x Distance) / Gravity
Time(squared) = 2710 / 32 = 84.7
Time = 9.2
So our equation tells us that it will take 9.2 seconds to free-fall to the ground from the towers' former height.
Originally posted by Valhall
Vushta,
I agree. I have not been able to get a single response on the questions I have submitted (including whether I can get accurate dimensions for columns, and such). I hope some one from one of the truth groups will answer you, because it seems to me they have talked about asking specific questions and not getting any response either.
Originally posted by Valhall
Well, one of the comments made by other members who are connected with the truth organization stated that the NIST response to their group's request for the data was "We are not obligated to share any data with anyone" and we're not going to, basically.
I have an extreme problem with that response. They were paid with U.S. tax dollars. I personally feel I have purchased access to that data and they in no way have ownership of it.
Originally posted by Swampfox46_1999
Still in denial I see........
Originally posted by Valhall
No, I don't think it equals a cover-up either. But what it does equal is a situation where their conclusions, which don't seem to match their published models, can be questioned and those of us who would really like to get the science of the matter - can't!
It's aggravating, and it's also the reason that five years later we're still arguing all this amongst ourselves and no closer to resolution.
The towers were 1350 and 1360 feet tall. So let's start by using our trusty free-fall equation to see how long it should take an object to free-fall from the towers' former height.
Distance = 1/2 x Gravity x Time(squared)
or
Time(squared) = (2 x Distance) / Gravity
Time(squared) = 2710 / 32 = 84.7
Time = 9.2
So our equation tells us that it will take 9.2 seconds to free-fall to the ground from the towers' former height.
Using our simpler equation, V = GT, we can see that at 9.2 seconds, in order to reach the ground in 9.2 seconds, the free-falling object's velocity must be about 295 ft/sec, which is just over 200 mph.
But that can only occur in a vacuum.
Since the WTC was at sea level, in Earth's atmosphere, you might be able to imagine how much air resistance that represents. (Think about putting your arm out the window of a car moving half that fast!) Most free-falling objects would reach their terminal velocity long before they reached 200 mph. For example, the commonly-accepted terminal velocity of a free-falling human is around 120 mph. The terminal velocity of a free-falling cat is around 60 mph. (source)
Therefore, air resistance alone will make it take longer than 10 seconds for gravity to pull an object to the ground from the towers' former height.
Originally posted by The Last Prophet
According to physics, in a perfect vaccum it should have AT LEAST taken 100 seconds for ANY of the 3 Buildings to fall.
Originally posted by bsbray11
It should have taken roughly 100 seconds if momentum was transferred from each hypothetical "pancaking" floor to the next, and each floor began accelerating from 0 to X on its own. If pancake theory were very accurate, then yeah, the collapses should have taken that long.
Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
If you're referring to Judy Wood's "billiard balls" calculations, then I believe her calculations are in error.
Her example which produced the ~100 second time assumes that as each floor strikes the one below it the upper impacting floor comes to a complete halt, and the lower impacted floor accelerates under gravity starting from a velocity of zero,
Originally posted by bsbray11
It should have taken roughly 100 seconds if momentum was transferred from each hypothetical "pancaking" floor to the next, and each floor began accelerating from 0 to X on its own. If pancake theory were very accurate, then yeah, the collapses should have taken that long.
Originally posted by Slap Nuts
She later goes on to make more realistic calculations in her article.