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What Is Inertia?

Physics | 9-12 yrs | Animation, Video

Have fun while learning about Newton’s law of inertia through this animated learning module, which makes science look so simple and easy.

When traveling in a train or any other vehicle, have you noticed how you continue to move forward when it stops.

You just experienced INERTIA!

Inertia is the tendency of a body to resist a change in motion or rest. When a vehicle stops, you tend to jerk forward before coming to a complete stop. In the same way, you will jerk backwards when the vehicle begins to move.

The phenomenon occurs because of Newton’s First Law of Motion: An object at rest (or motion ) will continue to be in the same state unless acted upon by an external force. Which means objects tend to “keep on doing what they’re doing,” unless disturbed.


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  1. Good question, Poopla! Inertia produces a thrilling acceleration force on roller coasters. It also keeps you in your seat at the top of a loop.