Lesson: Relative Motion
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the motion of objects relative to each other using the Galilean transformation.
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Worksheet: 18 Questions • 2 Videos
A flight attendant pushes a cart down the aisle of a plane in flight. In determining the acceleration of the cart relative to the plane, which factor do you not need to consider?
A parachutist’s fall to Earth is determined by two opposing forces. A gravitational force of 539 N acts on the parachutist. After 2.00 s, she opens her parachute and experiences a force due to air resistance of 615 N. At what speed is the parachutist falling after 10.0 s?
What is the velocity of the second runner relative to the first?
Who will win the race, assuming they run at a constant velocity?
What distance ahead will the winner be when she crosses the finish line?