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Inertia:jumps in train

  1. Jul 1, 2009 #1
    if you are in a moving train and jump from your position(on the same plane),will you land in the same place where you jumped? train is moving as well as you.

    frankly,i did jump and see ,since i fell down i could not find out!!!
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 1, 2009 #2
    If the train isn't turning or accelerating then you'll land on the exact same spot on the train floor that you jumped from (if you jump straight up). However, you'll obviously have moved to an observer watching from outside the train.
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