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Problem: Which object provides an inertial frame of reference?a. the tip of the moving second hand of a clockb. a rock thrown vertically upwardc.a pendulum swinging with no air resistanced.a skydiver falling at terminal velocity

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The inertial frame of reference refers to a frame of reference with constant velocity. There should be no rotation relative to the inertial frame.

That is, it moves in a straight line with a constant speed, or it is standing still. 

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Which object provides an inertial frame of reference?

a. the tip of the moving second hand of a clock
b. a rock thrown vertically upward
c.a pendulum swinging with no air resistance
d.a skydiver falling at terminal velocity

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