31 Jan 2004 02:57:16
Andrew Bolger
Re: Body weight -- does it affect glide?

On 31/1/04 1:54 am, "John Forrest Tomlinson" <[email protected] >

> On 30 Jan 2004 16:33:54 -0800, [email protected] (Andrew
> Bolger) wrote:
>> Well I'm only a humble social scientist but I thought the point of
>> Galleleo's experiment was that a pound of feathers in a leather bag fell at
>> the same rate as a (rather smaller) pound bag of lead.
>> Or am I mistaken?
> Try it. It's not complicated. Get two objects of similar weight, one
> that is very large for the weight and another more compact and try it.
> JT
But don't they need also to be the same shape?