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Can there be displacement of an object in the absence of any force acting on it? Think. Discuss this question with your friends and teacher

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Yes, it is true. There may be displacement in the absence of force. 

We know that,                             F = ma, 

In the absence of force,              F = 0, then ma = 0 

                                                    ⇒ a = 0              [as m ≠ 0] 

If a = 0, the object is either at rest or in a state of uniform motion in a straight line. In case the object is moving in a straight line, there must be displacement. So, in the absence of force, there may be displacement in the object. 

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