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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

In the: motion picture It Happened One Night (Columbia Pictures, 1934), Clark Gable is standing inside a stationary bus in front of Claudette Colbert, who is seated. The bus suddenly starts moving forward and Clark falls into Claudette’s lap. Why did this happen?

To determine
The force on Clarke that made him fall over Claudette’s lap.

Explanation

According to Newton’s first law, an object continues to be at the state of rest or motion unless it is acted upon by a force.

Initially, the bus and actors are at the state of rest. The moment the bus starts to move, Claudette is acted upon by the force from the seat. Clarke, who is standing, is acted upon by the friction existing between his shoes and the floor...

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