Monday, 5 November 2018

per second per second

I started reading James Joyce's Ulysses yesterday, on the flight home from the COMEX6 conference.  I'm not quite sure what I was expecting, excepting one of the best novels of all time, but I was was a little surprised to find some musing on that difficulty in basic physics of understanding of weight as a force:
What is weight really when say the weight?  Thirtytwo feet per second, per second.  Law of falling bodies:  per second, per second.  They all fall to the ground.  The earth.  It's the force of gravity of the earth is the weight.

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