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ankit2190

hi..can anyone explain the ' breaking of strings' experiment show towards the end of lecture 6, in which the bottom string breaks even when it faces lesser force than the top one?

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  1. stan
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    If you pull quickly, the large inertia of the block means that the bottom string accelerates faster than the upper one, so it breaks. The inertial of the block is not a factor if you pull slowly

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    why isn't it a factor when being pulled slowly?

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    When you pull the string slowly you are giving the block enough time to accelerate and thus transfer the forces to the top string.

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