Give some examples from daily life to illustrate the first law motion and the law of inertia.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 2nd Jun, 2014, 11:08: AM

Expert Answer:

(1) When we shake the branch of a tree, its fruits and dry leaves fall down. This is because, on shaking, the branch comes into motion while the fruits and leaves tend to remain at rest and so they get detached from the branch.

 
(2) An athlete runs some distance before taking a long jump. This is because the inertia of motion gained by the athlete at the time of jumping increases its muscular effort and helps him take a longer jump.
 
(3) When the horse suddenly starts running, the rider falls backward. This is because the lower part of the rider, which is in contact with the horse, tends to remain in rest due to inertia.

Answered by  | 2nd Jun, 2014, 01:08: PM