# Inertia_F=MxA_Law of Conservation of Energy_Pd.7 - Inertia...

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Inertia The force inertia stands as a force that allows/compels objects/organisms that contain mass to resist other forces, like gravity. Gravity is the pulling of two objects together as a result of mass. Whichever object has the greater mass it will have a larger gravitational pull as well. But how do all these forces have to do with the downhill skiing sport, especially Stacey Cook. Inertia is a force that exists within any given object that contains mass, even humans have contact with the force inertia. So when skiing down a snow covered slope at great speed lengths, there are mainly two forces involved (besides friction) gravity and inertia. Gravity is the force that pulls the skier down the hill towards Earth’s center. The center of Earth has a really strong gravitational pull because of its greatness in mass; the Sun’s mass is even larger making it have an extremely large gravitational pull (keeping the 7 planets of our solar system together). Yet, wouldn’t the skier when going down the hill just be pulled down into the ground towards Earths center? That’s where inertia comes in to save the day (more like life), inertia contradicts against gravity to enable a skier like Stacey Cook, to have a speedy way to the bottom without falling through the ground! The Earth’s crust has some resistance to the inner core’s gravitational pull, but without inertia that resistance as well wouldn’t be quite as possible. To boot, as a skier like Stacey Cook does a run down a slope she would want to get the fastest time possible to hopefully make a gold medal or even qualify for the Olympics. To do that, she wouldn’t want any ski gear that takes up tons of mass. Which is to say that though lightweight

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