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A Person Says that He Measured the Acceleration of a Particle to Be Non-zero Even Though No Force Was Acting on the Particle. - Physics

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MCQ

A person says that he measured the acceleration of a particle to be non-zero even though no force was acting on the particle.

Options

  • He is a liar.

  • His clock might have run slow.

  • His metre scale might have been longer than the standard.

  • He might have used a non-inertial frame.

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Solution

He might have used a non-inertial frame

If no force is acting on a particle and yet, its acceleration is non-zero, it means the observer is in a non-inertial frame.

Concept: Newton’s Second Law of Motion
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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 1
Chapter 5 Newton's Laws of Motion
MCQ | Q 9 | Page 79
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