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Is It Possible for a Particle to Describe a Curved Path If No Force Acts on It? Does Your Answer Depend on the Frame of Reference Chosen to View the Particle? - Physics

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Short Note

Is it possible for a particle to describe a curved path if no force acts on it? Does your answer depend on the frame of reference chosen to view the particle?

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Solution

If no force acts on the particle it cannot change its direction. So, it is not possible for a particle to describe a curved path if no force acts on it.
Yes, the answer depends on the frame of reference chosen to view the particle if the frame of reference describes a curved path.

Concept: Newton's First 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
Short Answers | Q 4 | Page 76
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