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Effect on throwing a ball up in a car on it's efficiency

  1. Jan 17, 2015 #1
    I just wanted to know when we throw something like a ball up inside a moving car, the weight of that ball till it is air is 0 on the car.Does it mean that the car has become lighter and will take less energy to run.I know the effect is every small but please tell the answer.
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  3. Jan 17, 2015 #2


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    How about what happens AS you throw the ball up in the air and as you catch it when it comes down? Do you think things might average out?
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