Explain why some of the leaves may get detached from a tree if we vigorously shake its branch

Some leaves of a tree get detached when we shake its branches vigorously because branches comes in motion while the leaves tend to remain at rest due to inertia of rest.


When the tree is at rest, its leaves are also at rest. But when we bring the tree in motion by means of shaking it, due to the inertia of leaves they still tend to be in rest. Thus force is acting on leaves vigorously with changing direction rapidly. This results in detaching of leaves from the tree.

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  1. If we shake branch of a tree then some of the leaves get detached from it because of inertia of rest that is leaves want to stay in rest state but due to external force some leaves get detached from it.

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