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A person drops a coin. Describe the path of the coin as seen by the person if he is in (a) a car moving at constant velocity and (b) in a freely falling elevator.


A person drops a coin. Describe the path of the coin as seen by the person if he is in (a) a car moving at constant velocity and (b) in a freely falling elevator.


 

Grade:12

1 Answers

AKASH GOYAL AskiitiansExpert-IITD
419 Points
10 years ago

Dear Nikhil

(a) Person in the car will see coin as freely falling because there won't be any horizontal motion w.r.t. person sitting in car

(b) Person in freely falling elevator will see coin as stationary because in reality both will fall freely.

 

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AKASH GOYAL

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