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A Bird While Flying Takes a Left Turn, Where Does It Get the Centripetal Force from ? - Physics

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A bird while flying takes a left turn, where does it get the centripetal force from ?

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Solution

The bird tilts its body and tail in such a way that the air around offers a dragging force in left direction, perpendicular to its initial direction of motion. This dragging force provides the necessary centripetal force to take the left turn.

Concept: Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion - Centripetal Force
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HC Verma Class 11, 12 Concepts of Physics 1
Chapter 7 Circular Motion
Short Answers | Q 4 | Page 112
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