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Homework Help: Newton's Laws of Motion

  1. May 18, 2014 #1
    Hey guys. So I have this question about this scenario..
    If I have a glass of water on a table and I quickly pull the table cloth from under the glass, the glass stays put. I can't get my head around this. What causes this?
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  3. May 18, 2014 #2


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    We'll a magician never reveals his or her secrets. But Science and Magic are never in conflict, so you might want to consider what forces acts on the glass during the pulling operation, and the duration of those forces.
  4. May 18, 2014 #3


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    Ask about the other direction: why should the glass move (significantly)?
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