Types of Inertia

There are basically three types of Inertia-:

(a) Inertia of Rest: The inability of a body to change by itself its state of rest is known as Inertia of Rest.

Examples:

(i) Person sitting in a car falls backwards, when the car suddenly starts. It is because the lower portion in contact with the car comes in motion where as the upper part tries to remain at rest due to inertia of rest.

(ii) When we shake the branch of a tree, the leave or the fruits falls down because the branches comes in motionĀ  where as the leaves or the fruit tends to remain at rest and hence gets detached. Continue reading “Types of Inertia”