Q. 74.5( 13 Votes )

Neglect the effect of rotation of the earth. Suppose the earth suddenly stops attracting objects placed near its surface. A person standing on the surface of the earth will
A. fly up

B. slip along the surface

C. fly along a tangent to the earth’s surface

D. remain standing

Answer :

If the earth suddenly stops attracting objects placed near its surface, the net force on the person will become zero and according to the first law of motion, the person will remain standing.

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