# Does an object at rest have inertia?

• silviamar21
In summary, inertia is the tendency of an object to resist changes in its state of motion. It is not dependent on an object's motion, but rather its mass. An object at rest still has inertia and will resist any attempts to move it. Inertia causes an object to maintain its current state of motion, meaning that if an object is already in motion, it will continue moving unless acted upon by an external force. The main factors that affect an object's inertia are its mass, shape, size, and the medium it is moving through. This is directly related to Newton's First Law of Motion, which states that objects will remain at rest or in motion unless acted upon by an external force.
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## Homework Statement

Does an object at rest have inertia?

## The Attempt at a Solution

Yes, a body will remain at rest until an outside force acts on it.

## 1. What is inertia?

Inertia is the tendency of an object to resist changes in its state of motion. It is a property of matter that causes objects to maintain their current state of motion, whether it is at rest or in motion.

## 2. Does an object at rest have inertia?

Yes, an object at rest still has inertia. This means that it will resist any attempts to move it from its current state of rest. Inertia is not dependent on an object's motion, but rather its mass.

## 3. How does inertia affect an object in motion?

Inertia causes an object to maintain its current state of motion. This means that if an object is already in motion, it will continue moving at a constant speed and direction unless acted upon by an external force.

## 4. What factors affect an object's inertia?

The main factor that affects an object's inertia is its mass. The greater the mass of an object, the greater its inertia. The shape and size of an object can also affect its inertia, as well as the medium it is moving through.

## 5. How is inertia related to Newton's First Law of Motion?

Newtons's First Law of Motion states that an object at rest will remain at rest and an object in motion will remain in motion at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force. This is directly related to inertia, as it is the property that causes objects to resist changes in their state of motion.

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