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Q5.23    Explain why

(d) a cricketer moves his hands backwards while holding a catch.

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According to Newton's law, we can write  :

                                                 F\ =\ ma

or                                              F\ =\ m\frac{dv}{dt}

Thus                                         F\ \propto \frac{dv}{dt}

It can be seen from the equation that if we increase the impact time then the experienced force will be lesser.

So a cricketer increases the impact time by taking his hands backwards while holding a catch, resulting in less force on their hand.

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Devendra Khairwa

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