If you are standing with your heels against a wall, you cannot touch your toes.Why?
(Asked Camille )
But when we are standing against a wall, the body cannot adjust itself to adjust the centre of gravity within the base as the backward motion is restricted by the wall. Therefore when we try to lean forward, the CG is shifted out of the base and we tend to fall.
For a circular motion centripetal force is required. Is there any other force which could replace centripetal force to obtain a circular motion? (Asked Sajin)
Please note that Centripetal Force is the net force that must be acting towards the centre of the circular path. It may be provided by one or more of the forces of different kinds. It is not a kind of force like the frictional force or gravitational force. In different cases the centripetal force is provided by different forces.
For example, when we whirl a stone tied to the end of a rope in a horizontal plane, the tension in the string provides the centripetal force. Here the real force acting is the tension in the string and its magnitude equals the centripetal force mv^2/r.
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Two skaters, one with Mass 45kg, 2′nd with Mass of 65kg stand on an ice rink holding a pole with L=10m with negligible mass. starting from the ends of the pole, the skaters pull themselves along the pole until they meet. How far does the 45kg skater move?
Hint: They will meet at the centre of mass of the system.
If the 45 kg skater moves by x m, then the second one travels (10-x)m
45 x = 65(10-x)
Solve and get the value for x
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Rajkumar asks: “accelaration due to gravity decrease on depth of earth with the relation of g’=g(1-2h/R). but with relation of g=GM/(R*R) g increase.
When the object is on the surface or above it, the entire mass of the earth attracts it. But when it is inside, the net attraction towards CENTRE is provided only by the mass of earth below it.
ie; if it is at a depth d below the surface, then it is attracted to the centre by a sphere of radius R-d only. The forces due to the rest of the mass of earth cancel out. (On one side there is a little mass and on the other side greater amount of mass but distributed faraway and both contribute equally towards force and cancel out.)