Chapter - 2 Force and Laws of Motion

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Force and Laws of Motion

Question:

A batsman hits a cricket ball which then rolls on a level ground. After covering a short distance, the ball comes to rest. The ball slows to a stop because

(a) the batsman did not hit the ball hard enough.

(b) velocity is proportional to the force exerted on the ball.

(c) there is a force on the ball opposing the motion.

(d) there is no unbalanced force on the ball, so the ball would want to come to rest.

Answer:

(c) There is a force on the ball opposing the motion.

Because of the force of friction that opposes the motion of the ball, the velocity of the decreasing constantly and the ball comes to rest.


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