Q. 194.7( 6 Votes )

Identical packets are dropped from two aeroplanes, one above the equator and the other above the north pole, both at height h. Assuming all conditions are identical, will those packets take same time to reach the surface of earth. Justify your answer.

Answer :

The value of g is least at equator and maximum at poles. Thus, acceleration produced in a body falling towards equator is less than that in a body falling towards poles. This means the packet falling on the North Pole will reach earlier than that falling on equator.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
Get to Know About Kepler's Law47 mins
Variation of Acceleration due to Gravity39 mins
What is Upthrust and Buoyancy?40 mins
Know More About Archimedes Principle49 mins
Become a Master in Universal Law of Gravitation !!47 mins
Foundation | Most Challenging Numericals on Gravitation38 mins
Gravitation Part-141 mins
Quiz | Practice Session Gravitation31 mins
Quiz | Kaun Banega Champion (KBC) Gravitation33 mins
Lakhmir singh | Part-2 (Gravitation)45 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