A body is dropped from the ceiling of a transparent cabin falling freely towards the earth.Describe the motion of the body as obseved by the observer(a)sitig on the cabin(b)standing on the earth.

Asked by satyapaldpr | 8th Aug, 2015, 08:13: PM

Expert Answer:

The cabin is falling freely towards Earth. A body is dropped from the ceiling of the cabin. Both of them are moving downwards with the same acceleration.
 
(a) Hence, for a person sitting in the cabin, the body is not moving at all, i.e. the body is stationary.
 
(b) A person standing on Earth will see the body and cabin fall freely towards Earth. Hence, the motion of the body as observed by the observer will be linear motion with acceleration g towards Earth.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 9th Aug, 2015, 12:23: PM