? asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 2 months ago

model airplane is tethered to a post and held by a fine line.It flies in a horizontal circle.Then the line breaks. -?

What direction will it fly in?

a. Directly to the center of the circle.

b. In a circular path, as before

c. Directly away from the center of the circle.

d. In a straight line at a tangent.

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  • 2 months ago
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    the answer is D

    because without the force of the string acting on it

    the plane will simply continue at whatever velocity it had at the moment of string breaking

    It will no longer be accelerated into a circular motion

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