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Homework Help: Acceleration of object in a moving lift

  1. Jun 19, 2007 #1
    A small body is released so that it falls to the floor of a lift moving downwards at a constant velocity. How would the acceleration of the body as observed by someone in the lift compared with that observed by a person stationary with respevt to the lift shaft?
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  3. Jun 19, 2007 #2


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    What are your thougts so far? Work done, etc
  4. Jun 20, 2007 #3
    acceleration of body as observed by someone in lift is "g" downwards and by someone stationary is also "g" downward
  5. Jun 21, 2007 #4
    i'm having much trouble visualizing what is happening.... for the person in the lift, i don't think he would be seeing the ball falling differently as it should be actually falling...
    the person outside the lift should perhaps be seeing it falling slower.....
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