Evan's fan question

If a fan spins infinitely fast, will it stop blowing air?

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0 Responses to Evan's fan question

  1. How fast is infinitely fast?

  2. Derek Lidbom says:

    I can restate my version:
    Is there a speed at which fan blades will stop blowing air?

  3. Jon says:

    In a vacuum no speed blows air.

  4. Ben Strickland says:

    Thats cuz there is no air… 🙂

  5. Brad Roehrenbeck says:

    The friction created by the air prevents the fan from reaching the speed it would have to reach to not blow air. Right?

  6. Jeremy says:

    Air is blown by the blades of the fan creating turbulence with air. At some point wouldn’t the turbulence become such that the blades couldn’t spin anymore?

    But I guess this is one of those questions where we’re presupposing infinite speed, infinite energy, infinite durability of the blades? I mean, with infinite speed couldn’t you go past the speed of light and implode the universe?

  7. Jeremy says:

    It’ll tear the fabric of space and Quinn Mallory, Rembrandt ‘Crying Man’ Brown, and Prof. Maximilian Arturo will pop out of the fan.

  8. Brad Roehrenbeck says:


  9. joshua says:

    Good thoughts,here are my thoughts, haha from my own limited knowledge. a fan blows air yes but it is also sucking air, and the two are directly corrolated and would thus grow exponitally with each other, the “sucking power” is directly corrolated with the “blowing power” neither over powering the other, thus the fan would fall apart, the motor die, before anything else, supposing they didnt though, i think that they would cancel each other out infinately.

  10. Joshua says:

    so in other wors no it wont stop unless it is put in a vacuum then there will be no air to blow.

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