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Artificial Gravity


To get an acceleration relative to the floor in space (where the floor does not produce a significant acceleration due to gravity), one can spin the floor in circles, so that you are thrown outward against it. The effect is not unlike the acceleration due to real gravity.

This calculator calculates how this works out for a given situation.


Quantity Value Solve For
Circle: (radius)
Spin: (angular velocity)
(tangential velocity)
Artificial Gravity:

Credits / See Also

Inspired by this very nice calculator which, it should be noted, also provides useful discussion of human adaptation to artificial gravity.