All object on the earth are at rest with respect to the earth. why?

Asked by rishabhshakya2 | 4th Sep, 2014, 05:08: AM

Expert Answer:

When a body does not change its position with respect to the surrounding, it is said to be at rest.

But in reality, there is nothing on the Earth that is at absolute at rest. This is because the Earth itself is constantly moving around the Sun. Thus, all the objects on the Earth whether moving fast or slow are not at rest with respect to the Earth.

For example, a compass kept on a table is at rest with respect to the table and other objects in the room. But all these objects share the motion of the Earth and are not at rest with respect to the Earth.

Answered by Yashvanti Jain | 8th Dec, 2017, 05:22: PM