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The Physics of Carpet Cleaning!

Why when a hanging carpet is beaten with a stick, the dust particles start coming out of it?

Please explain to me, in a simple language.

Asked Osho Garg

Answer:

This is due to the inertia of rest of the dust particles.

When the mat is beaten suddenly with a stick, the mat moves forward, but the dust tends to remain at the same position on account of the inertia of rest. When the mat/ carpet moves, the dust particles lose support and they fall down

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