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JEE 2008 ST.1 AN ASTRONAUT IN AN ORBTING SPACE STATION ABOVE THE EARTH EXPERIENCES WEIGHTLESSNESS ST.II AN OBJCECT MOVING AROUND THE EARTH IS IN A STATE OF FREE FALL. ACC. TO ME THE ST.II IS NOT A CORRE CT REASON FOR THE ASSERTION AS WE FEEL WEIGHTLESSNESS IN A SPACE SHUTTLE BEACAUSE OF THE ABSENCE OF A NORMAL FORCE ON THE BODY

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ST.1 AN ASTRONAUT IN AN ORBTING SPACE STATION ABOVE THE EARTH EXPERIENCES WEIGHTLESSNESS


ST.II AN OBJCECT MOVING AROUND THE EARTH IS IN A STATE OF FREE FALL.


 


ACC. TO ME THE ST.II IS NOT A CORRE CT REASON FOR THE ASSERTION AS WE FEEL WEIGHTLESSNESS IN A SPACE SHUTTLE BEACAUSE OF THE ABSENCE OF A NORMAL FORCE ON THE BODY


 

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2 Answers

SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
10 years ago

Dear student,

Yes you are right, it is not a correct explanation.....

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raghavendra sh
33 Points
10 years ago

i feel both statements r true and st2 supports the 1st

the astronaut experiences a centrifugal force uqual to the gravitational force of attraction and hence its like a free fall.

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