Stand next to a wall that travels at 30 km/s relative to the Sun. With your feet on the ground, you also travel the same 30 km/s. Do you maintain this speed when your feet leave the ground? What concept supports your answer?
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Solutio 24RQ According to the Newton’s second law, the force changes the motion of the object in the direction of the force. Now when my feet are not on the ground, there will be some force vertically downwards (due to gravity), no horizontal force will be acting on me. Now the velocity at which I am moving relative to the sun is horizontal. And since there is no horizontal force is acting on me, my velocity will not change. So I will still move with 30 km/s velocity. The concept of inertia, i.e. the direction and magnitude of the velocity of a moving object will not change unless acted upon by an external force.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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