If a hole could be made right through the Earth, what would happen to a stone dr

  1. Charlton Burton profile image71
    Charlton Burtonposted 6 years ago

    If a hole could be made right through the Earth, what would happen to a stone dropped into it?

  2. Caleb DRC profile image80
    Caleb DRCposted 6 years ago

    Right off the top of my head I would assume it would oscillate around earth's center exchanging potential energy, kinetic energy and momentum.

  3. Mr Knowitall profile image73
    Mr Knowitallposted 6 years ago

    The stone would fall past the center of the earth, then come to rest and fall in the opposite direction. This traveling to and fro would be repeated many times, the stone making a shorter journey each time, as the friction of the air lessened its speed. At last it would come to rest at the center of the earth. It is assumed, or course, that the stone moves freely all the time, without striking anything.

 
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