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Earth's Momentum (Posted on 2003-03-12) Difficulty: 3 of 5
The earth's rotation rate is slowing down because of friction against the tidal bulges caused by the gravitation of the moon (major factor) and the sun (lesser factor). The earth's rotational energy is dissipated as heat, but where is the angular momentum going, and what physical mechanism brings that momentum there?

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re(10): I agreeKen Haley2004-09-30 22:33:19
re(9): I disagree - me too, with youThoughtProvoker2004-09-30 01:48:05
re(8): I disagree - me too, with youKen Haley2004-09-29 22:24:54
re(7): I disagree - me too, with youThoughtProvoker2004-09-28 23:57:05
re(6): I disagree - me too, with youKen Haley2004-09-28 22:19:55
re(5): I disagree - me too, with youThoughtProvoker2004-09-28 10:52:52
re(5): I disagree - me too, with youCharlie2004-09-28 08:08:15
re(4): I disagree - me too, with youKen Haley2004-09-27 23:33:27
re(3): I disagree - me too, with youCharlie2004-09-27 10:20:47
re(3): I disagree - me too, with youThoughtProvoker2004-09-27 03:15:22
Some Thoughtsre(2): I disagree - me too, with youKen Haley2004-09-26 22:50:13
re: I disagree - me too, with youThoughtProvoker2004-09-03 01:08:10
I disagreeKen Haley2004-09-03 00:18:12
simpleJack Putz2003-07-15 04:10:01
SolChaz2003-05-03 09:25:56
SolutionSolutionfriedlinguini2003-03-12 18:51:48
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