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Aakash Dutta Grade: 11

What is difference between inertial and non inertial frame of reference?

7 years ago

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AKASH GOYAL AskiitiansExpert-IITD
419 Points

Dear Aakash

An inertial frame of reference (FOR) is a non-accelerating FOR , for example if a person is observing a moving car while at rest or while moving at constant velocity, he is in an inertial FOR. A non-inertial frame of reference is an accelerating FOR for example a rotating FOR. ( Rotation requires centripetal force and centripetal acceleration so any rotating object always requires a centripetal acceleration to rotate.)

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7 years ago
charan sritej
14 Points

                      Dear friend!  Inertial frame of reference is that which does not rotate or accelerate. Non inertial frame of reference is that which rotates or accelerates.

7 years ago
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