State the conditions in which a body can be weightless.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

A body can be in a weightless state when

a)     The body is taken at the center of the earth.

b)     When body is taken at null points i.e. points where gravitational forces due to different masses cancel out.

c)      When body is lying in a freely falling lift.

d)     When body is inside a spacecraft or satellite orbiting around the earth.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM