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  1. Sep 24, 2007 #1
    if a man is standing on a point "A" inside a train moving at a very high speed then he jumped . will he land on the same point A?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 24, 2007 #2
    Most certainly yes (if there is no air friction, or the room he is in is closed).
    If the room is open, so the air outside will push the man a little bit backwards.

    Correct me if I am wrong.
  4. Sep 24, 2007 #3
    Yes, provided the train is travelling at a uniform velocity. You could consider the Earth travelling through space as your "train". If you were to jump you would land on the same spot, yes?
  5. Sep 25, 2007 #4
    10x novaa77 u have conviced me.
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