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Query regarding to the frame of reference

  1. Sep 16, 2014 #1
    If a metallic ball is place inside a giant hollow top, and the top starts to rotate. Along with the top, the metallic ball will also start to rotate. Thus my question is the ball motion is under inertial frame of reference or non-inertial ?
     

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  3. Sep 16, 2014 #2
    If the metallic ball is rotating, a frame of reference where the ball is not moving is non-intertial.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2014 #3
    Means is the ball under non-inertial frame of reference???
     
  5. Sep 17, 2014 #4

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    The ball is under constant acceleration, therefor it is in a non-inertial frame of reference.
     
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