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Classical Mechanics Level 2

An observer is standing on Earth's surface, at the equator. In his frame of reference, what is the speed of the center of the Earth (in \(\text{m/s}\))?

  • Earth's radius at the equator is about \(6378 \text{ km} \).

  • Make sure that you use the correct time period for Earth's rotation.

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