A ball is thrown upward in the air by a passenger on a train thatis moving with constant velocity. (a) Describe the path of theball as seen by the passenger. Describe the path as seen by a stationaryobserver outside the train. (b) How would these observationschange if the train were accelerating along the track?

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A ball is thrown upward in the air by a passenger on a train that
is moving with constant velocity. (a) Describe the path of the
ball as seen by the passenger. Describe the path as seen by a stationary
observer outside the train. (b) How would these observations
change if the train were accelerating along the track?

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(a)The passenger on the train will see the ball going straight up and coming down as if he was at rest on the ground. Thus, the path of the ball seen by the passenger will be straight line. For a stationary observer, when the...

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