Q. 14

A body is suspended from a spring balance kept in a satellite. The reading of the balance is W1 when the satellite goes in an orbit of radius R and is W2 when it goes in an orbit of radius 2R.
A. W1 = W2

B. W1 < W2

C. W1 > W2

D. W1 W2

Answer :

When an object is in an orbit, it experiences weightlessness. To encounter a weight, we need to have a normal reaction. As there is normal reaction, the weight is zero in both the cases.

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