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Make7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-05 06:08 AM
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142. simple scenario for a simple situation
The example of running a certain distance in a certain time can be easily disproven by showing that someone couldn't have covered that distance in that amount of time. That scenario makes sense - you have accounted for the variables involved.

That is not the case with your progressive collapse scenarios - you are leaving important factors out of your calculations. I don't believe your examples demonstrate a reasonable scenario of the physics involved in a progressive collapse. I don't think they prove anything useful at all.

Since you didn't respond to the first part of my post, I'll just have to assume that I was correct at how you arrived at 96.7 seconds - you did not factor in the kinetic energy transfers involved with floor collisions or with the breaking up of the structure of the building.

The proof need not be complicated, but it typically needs to account for the major factors involved with the problem or show that not including them will not significantly alter the outcome.
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