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Rain is falling vertically. A man running on the road keeps his umbrella tilted but a man standing on the street keeps his umbrella vertical to protect himself from the rain. - Physics

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Rain is falling vertically. A man running on the road keeps his umbrella tilted but a man standing on the street keeps his umbrella vertical to protect himself from the rain. But both of them keep their umbrella vertical to avoid the vertical sun-rays. Explain.

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Solution

The speed of rain is less, so as we run, the direction of the relative velocity of the rain changes. But as the speed of light is very high, there is a measurable change in the relative velocity of light w.r.t. a person due to the relative motion between the sunrays and the person.

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HC Verma Class 11, 12 Concepts of Physics 1
Chapter 3 Rest and Motion: Kinematics
Short Answers | Q 14 | Page 49
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