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A body is weighed by a spring balance to be 1.000 kg at the North Pole. How much will it weigh at the equator? Accounts for the earth’s rotation only.

Answer :

Here, we need to take into account the earth's rotation.

The angular velocity of earth is


The acceleration due to gravity at equator is





Hence, the weight at equator is


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