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A batsman hits a cricket ball which then rolls on level ground. After covering a short distance, the ball comes to rest. The ball slows to a stop because


A

the batsman did not hit the ball hard enough.

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B

velocity is proportional to the force exerted on the ball.

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C

there is a force on the ball opposing the motion.

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D

there is no unbalanced force on the ball, so the ball would want to come to rest.

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Solution

The correct option is C

there is a force on the ball opposing the motion.


The explanation for correct option:

  1. Due to opposing forces of air resistance and frictional force on the ball, the ball slows down and comes to rest.
  2. There is a force on the ball opposing motion.
  3. The resistive force is a force, or the vector sum of many forces, whose direction opposes the motion of a body.
  4. Friction is a force that prevents or attempts to prevent two surfaces in contact from slipping or sliding.

Hence, Option(C) is correct.


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