. A boy is whirling a stone tied with a string in an horizontal circular path. If the string breaks, the stone


(a) will continue to move in the circular path

(b) will move along a straight line towards the centre of the circular path

(c) will move along a straight line tangential to the circular path

(d) will move along a straight line perpendicular to the circular path away from the boy

 

Best Answer

Answer: (c) will move along a straight line tangential to the circular path

At any instance of time object in circular motion tend to be in rectilinear motion. Object keeps on moving due to centripetal force and it moves along a straight line tangential to the circular path when strings breaks.

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