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A boy is whirling a stone tied with a string in a horizontal circular path. If the string breaks, the stone


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will continue to move in the circular path
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will move along a straight line towards the centre of the circular path
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C
will move along a straight line tangential to the circular path
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D
will move along a straight line perpendicular to the circular path away from the boy
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Solution

The correct option is C will move along a straight line tangential to the circular path
When the boy is whirling a stone tied with a string in a  circular path, the centripetal force acts towards the center of the circular path. However, when the string breaks the centripetal force ceases and there is no force acting. Thus, the stone as per Newtons first law will continue in a straight line and fly off along the tangent to the circular path.

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