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Some Washing Machines Have Cloth Driers. It Contains a Drum in Which Wet Clothes Are Kept. as the Drum Rotates, the Water Particles Get Separated from the Cloth. - Physics

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Some washing machines have cloth driers. It contains a drum in which wet clothes are kept. As the drum rotates, the water particles get separated from the cloth. The general description of this action is that "the centrifugal force throws the water particles away from the drum". Comment on this statement from the viewpoint of an observer rotating with the drum and the observer who is washing the clothes.

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Solution

The person rotating with the drum will observe that centrifugal force and coriolis force act on the water particles and the person washing the cloth will observe that water particles are thrown outward (away from the drum) and no pseudo force is acting on the particles.

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 2 | Page 112
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