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Old September 6th 05, 19:08   #23
sleepy_shadow
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Re: EpDis: The Fall Of Night

Heh. I don't know such functions either, especially for a zero-gravity environment. But think of it that way...

Ground accelerates air. Whenever the spinning part of the station has transfered too much momentum to the static part (via bearings and air)... the station presumably fires thrusters on the spinning part, and counter-thrusters on the static part, to correct pace.

But what decelerates air? Only the structures of the core, which necessarily must have significantly lower surface area (thus significantly lower ability to provide friction against air, especially given the necessarily low linear velocities "up there" in the center).

A gradient in the angular velocity of air may well exist (with the coremost air spinning lazily)... but it certainly *seems* likely to be heavily non-linear (in favour of the angular velocity of "ground").
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