YOUR Linear Speed?
- Tim Brzezinski
According to NASA's website, what is the Earth's mean equatorial radius?
According to your answer for (1), what would Earth's circumference be?
What would the linear speed of a person who lives on the Equator be? (Round your answer to the nearest 10 miles per hour).
What is YOUR current latitude? (For Southern Hemisphere users, use a negative number. For Northern Hemisphere users, use a positive number.) .
Use your answer for (3) and your result for (4) to determine YOUR LINEAR SPEED in miles/hr. (Round to the nearest 10 miles per hour). For a hint, interact with the applet above.