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Question on frame of reference

  1. Apr 14, 2010 #1
    Why an accelerated frame of reference is non-inertial?
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2010 #2

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    By definition.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2010 #3

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    An accelerating frame is not inertial because Newton's laws are not valid in such a frame. An object with no forces acting on it does not move along a straight line at a constant speed when viewed from the perspective of that accelerating frame, nor does an object with a non-zero net force obey F=ma when viewed from the perspective of that accelerating frame.
     
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