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

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?

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