What are the similarities and differences between compression and gravity?

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What are the similarities and differences between compression and gravity?

F.ex, Gravity is said to pull. Compression push. Can you think of more similarities or differences? I'm interested.

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Not sure myself here :)
« Last Edit: 28/01/2010 16:50:47 by yor_on »
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What are the similarities and differences between compression and gravity?

F.ex, Gravity is said to pull. Compression push. Can you think of more similarities or differences? I'm interested.

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Maybe this question should be moved?
Not sure myself here :)
Why does gravity pull? I thought I were pushed towards the Earth's centre [:)]

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Hey I'm not sure :)

But I'm becoming slightly Chinese here, of the older type, before that little red book.

Yin and Yang sort of :)
Gravity works in all points right, how about compression?
And when you do so you transfer an energy, correct?

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Hey I'm not sure :)

But I'm becoming slightly Chinese here, of the older type, before that little red book.

Yin and Yang sort of :)
Gravity works in all points right, how about compression?
And when you do so you transfer an energy, correct?



Yoron - What do you mean by "compression"? What is being compressed? Space perhaps?
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force ćther.

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I would really love someone doing that :)
Oh yes ::))

Okay Geezer, how about you and me doing a paper on that?
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Our fun aside Geezer, I'm just wondering what the similarities and dissimilarities are with compression as compared to gravitation. We can't really say, yet, what gravity 'is' more than it exist and seems to hold our universe together. As a force it is mainly seen as 'attracting' as I understands it and compression is, as a force, pushing things together. It's just something I got 'stuck on' and would like to see compared.
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Maybe you are saying that there is no such thing as "pull". There is only "push", so, for gravity to do its thing, it all must resolve to a "push". If that's where you are going, I agree with you.
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