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From:     Skreyn@???.com
Date:     Thu, 23 Mar 1995 12:34:03 -0500
Subject:  Re: Gravity and mathematics
I just wanted to add, about the gravity moving inward our outward
along the plane, I've been wrestling with this one, mathematically:

There is a function which, as x goes from zero to infinity, describes
a line which approximates the "official" SJ gravity, where the orientation
is downward towards the plane, and then parallel along the plane,
moving outward.  Well, OK, it's the positive and negative version of
the same function:  y = 1/x, y = -1/x


However, I can't think of a function which describes, as x goes from
zero to infinity, points downward and inward.  At first I thought that
y = +x^2, y = -x^2 worked, but then I realized that that points
outward and upward, rather than downward and inward.
(if I am confusing anyone, join the club ... I'll upload the
graphics showing what I mean to my ftp site later today, when I draw
them on company time)

- Sean
--
Sean K Reynolds      |   "We hug and we kiss, We sit and make lists
a.k.a. Veggie Boy    |   "We drink and I bandage your wrists."
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