Escape Velocity: “For a spherically symmetric massive body such as a star or planet, the escape velocity for that body, at a given distance is calculated by the formula^{[3]}

where *G* is the universal gravitational constant (*G* = 6.67×10^{−11} m^{3} kg^{−1} s^{−2}), *M* the mass of the body to be escaped, and *r* the distance from the center of mass of the body to the object.^{[nb 2]} The relation is independent of the mass of the object escaping the mass body *M*. Conversely, a body that falls under the force of gravitational attraction of mass *M* from infinity, starting with zero velocity, will strike the mass with a velocity equal to its escape velocity.

When given a speed greater than the escape speed the object will asymptotically approach the *hyperbolic excess speed * satisfying the equation:^{[4] }”

via Wikipedia

Thinking out loud: I wonder about the connection between **Escape Velocity** and **Avoidance Coping**. Gravity (defined as the emotional force/attraction of/to the stressor) and Avoidance Coping (the desire to Distance oneself from that stressor). Distance defined as the physical space (PS) between the Object (O) and its Stressor (Gravity) + Perception of the Real and the imaginary force of that stressor within the Object’s mind?

*y* is the Object and *x *is the Stressor and then,

**P = ***f*(R,*i*)

The perception is that in order to avoid, one must accelerate to a point of escape velocity.

Velocity: The velocity of an object is the rate of change of its position with respect to a frame of reference, and is a function of time. Velocity may be a passive coping mechanism if the perception is that the faster one distances his/herself from the stressor the quicker the anxiety will be relieved?

Hmmm. I dunno. I need to think about it more. It worked for Mrs. Smith. At least short term. Or did it?

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