im not very good in physics but maybe some of you are. so i had a thought earlier and hoping someone can help me with it?
if the earth suddenly just stopped spinning (minus the global catastrophes) would everyone suddenly fall to the ground?
so you're on a skateboard and rolling pretty fast, your wheels hit a rock and the skateboard suddenly stops. the momentum of the skateboard throws you to the ground. the earth is like the skateboard spinning at great speeds and suddenly stops and the momentum of the earth will throw us to the ground? i remember from physics class that energy is transferable so i thought it might be true, but i dont know if the logic from the skateboard would apply to the earth