Banking Physics Wave Mechanics Question Bank Mechanics

  • question_answer A ball is dropped from a satellite revolving round the earth at a height of 120 km. The ball will

    A)  continue to move with same speed along a straight line tangentially to the satellite at that time.

    B)  continue to move with the same speed along the original orbit of satellite.  

    C)  fall down to earth gradually

    D)  go far away in space

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     The orbital speed of satellite is independent of mass of satellite, so the ball will behave as a satellite and will continue to move with the same speed in the original orbit.

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