What does inertia have to do with orbit?

Answer Inertia describes a moving body's resistance to change in direction or speed. The Earth's gravity constantly pulls at the moon, or it would move in a straight line rather than orbit the Earth. Grav... Read More »

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Differences Between Momentum & Inertia?

The concepts of inertia and momentum describe the effect motion has on anything with mass. Inertia is a basic physical property of all matter. Momentum describes how that matter acts when it is in ... Read More »

How to Find the Inertia of an Object?

Inertia of an object is the resistance offered by the object to change in its motion or position. The inertia is directly proportional to the mass of the object or to the velocity if the object is ... Read More »

How to Reset an Inertia Switch?

A fuel inertia switch is also known as a fuel cut-off switch. The inertia switch is designed to cut off the fuel supply to the engine. Once the inertia switch senses a heavy vibration or abnormal v... Read More »

How Do I Tell if an Inertia Switch Is Activated?

The Ford's inertia switch is a safety precaution used to turn the fuel pump --- or pumps, depending on which Ford you have --- off to prevent fuel from entering the engine in the event of an accide... Read More »