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nidhi bansal Grade: 12
        A body is acted upon by a constant force directed towards a fixed point. the magnitude of the force varies inversely as square of the distance from the fixed point.What is the nature of path

(a)straight line (b)parabola
(c)circle (d) hperbola
8 years ago

Answers : (2)

AskiitianExpert Shine
10 Points


Consider the example of gravitational force, it is analogous to the force mentioned here which varies inversely as square of distance. Seeing the analogy u can predict the path. Hence , the path is parabolic.

8 years ago
nikhil varma
33 Points

it would be a parabola

NLM is applicable to particle and not to bodies.

for a block we apply it considering it to be a particle or at the center of mass of the body which is a particle

so consider your question to electrostatics coloumb inverse square law

F is inversely proportional to square of distance

so it would be a parabola if you got me explanation.

7 years ago
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