Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 2 - Think and Discuss: 91

Answer

If the train makes, say, a right turn while the coin is in the air, the coin will land to the left of your hand. The coin's horizontal motion continues along the original direction (in a direction tangent to the curve) in accordance with the law of inertia, but your hand veers off to the right under it.
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