Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 9th Standard
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Why Does It Happen? If a stationary bus suddenly speeds up, passengers are thrown in the backward direction. - Science and Technology

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Why does it happen?

If a stationary bus suddenly speeds up, passengers are thrown in the backward direction.

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Solution

If a stationary bus suddenly speeds up, passengers are thrown in the backward direction. This is because initially, the whole body of a passenger inside the bus was in the state of rest. But, when the bus suddenly starts or speeds up, the lower half of the passenger's body comes in motion in the forward direction but the upper half still remains at rest due to inertia of rest. Hence, the passengers are thrown backwards when a stationary bus suddenly speeds up.

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Balbharati General Science 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 3 Force and Pressure
Exercise | Q 4.4 | Page 22
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