1. PF Contest - Win "Conquering the Physics GRE" book! Click Here to Enter
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Threads - Inertia jumps train Date
B Table cloth trick Feb 25, 2018
B Inertia - two objects falling Feb 15, 2018
I Can a bicycle be tipped over by only applying rear brake? Jan 16, 2018
B Jumping straight up while skateboarding downhill Dec 5, 2016
Jumping on a Bus [Inertia] Jun 30, 2011