Say you're standing on the equator and you have a string below you tied around the equator (40,075 km) that is the length of the equator + 1 meter (40,075.001 km). What is the maximum height you can you lift the string off the ground? Can you create a function of both circumference of the circle (earth) and string to output the distance between the two if pulled tight?
- For illustration, the result would be pulled from a single point, making a triangle until it met with the earth, in which it would follow the curvature of the earth. Similar to a snow-cone or O>
- The string does not stretch
- The earth can be assumed to be a perfect sphere