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The Acceleration of a Particle is Zero, as Measured from an Inertial Frame of Reference. Can We Conclude that No Force Acts on the Particle? - Physics

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Short Note

The acceleration of a particle is zero, as measured from an inertial frame of reference. Can we conclude that no force acts on the particle? 

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Solution

No. The acceleration of the particle can also be zero if the vector sum of all the forces is zero, i.e. no net force acts on the particle.

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 9 | Page 77
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