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can we move a merry go round by applying a force along the radial direction. explain in detail for 5 marks?

can we move a merry go round by applying a force along the radial direction. explain in detail for 5 marks?

Grade:12th pass

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Vasantha Kumari
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8 years ago
You could not move on a merry go round while applying a force along its radial direction. When the force acts radially, the turning moment(torque) would be zero and angular rotation would not be possible.
The force F acts towards the center and zero axis from the axis.

M = [l x F] = [0 x F] = 0

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Vasantha Sivaraj,

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