Q. 6

# A hockey player is moving northward and suddenly turns westward with the same speed to avoid an opponent. The force that acts on the player isA. frictional force along westward.B. muscle force along southward.C. frictional force along south-west.D. muscle force along south-west.

As we know rate of change of momentum is force . So in this case direction of force acting on player will be the same as the direction of change in momentum. Now to understand this in better let’s look the image below

& shows player’s northward and westward directions respectively. Now shows south direction so is towards south-west which means force on player will act on this direction.

Therefore, option (c) is correct.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
Pseudo Force52 mins
Pully Problems | Getting JEE Ready68 mins
Elaborative Lecture on Constraint Motion59 mins
Challenging Quiz on Newton Laws of Motion Part 170 mins
Escaping the reality - Concept of Pseudo Force54 mins
Concept of Linear momentum and its conservation40 mins
Interactive Quiz on Laws Of Motion67 mins
Challenging Quiz on Newton Laws of Motion Part 364 mins
Tips &Tricks in Laws Of Motion52 mins
Check your understanding of linear momentum22 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
view all courses