Feb 10, 2007
Newton's First Law : Application
[Note : The thoughts expressed in this post are excerpts from a conversation between me and Sandeep Das (a.k.a. Sandy) which have yet not been penned down by him because its too trivial for him.]
I and Sandy were sitting at the Galla (a renowned research center) and discussing about upcoming exams and how much is each one of us prepared for the exam.
I told Sandy about my problem of being unable to get up early in the morning no matter what time I sleep. I told him that I don't feel like getting up in the morning and actually keep sleeping until someone wakes me up. He told me that the same happens with him and it actually is not a problem but an illustration of the well established Newton's First Law of motion.
I was puzzled as to how is this phenomenon related to Newton's First Law of motion and requested him to throw some light on it.
He said the simple cause of this phenomenon is the Newton's First Law of motion which says "A body at REST continues to be at REST until disturbed by EXTERNAL FORCES."
I don't think I need to say anything further. So, for all those who face the same problem of not being able to get up early in the morning, as correctly pointed out by Sandy, there is nothing you can do about it.