P4_6 Horses make the world go round

Dennis Lawrence-Morgan, Kayleigh Byworth, James Garner, Ryan Rowe


The aim of this paper was to determine the feasibility of some factors of the Helios mythology, and to find the force that would be required to accelerate Earth from rest to its current angular velocity. We found that the force required to achieve this in a single day, is 1.39 × 1022 N which is extremely large considering Helios is only using four winged horses. This combined with there being no practical way to apply this force to the Earth, led to us concluding that it was not feasible.

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