Physics Technology Update (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32190-308-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-308-2

Chapter 5 - Newton's Laws of Motion - Conceptual Questions: 1

Answer

It is because of inertia of motion. According to Newton's first law, an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless some net external force acts on it.

Work Step by Step

In this case as soon as the brakes are applied, the body will tend to move in the same direction due to inertia of motion.
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