Let g be the acceleration due to gravity at earth’s surface and K be the rotational kinetic energy of the earth. Suppose the earth’s radius decreases by 2% keeping all other quantities same, then

Q: Let g be the acceleration due to gravity at earth’s surface and K be the rotational kinetic energy of the earth. Suppose the earth’s radius decreases by 2% keeping all other quantities same, then

(a) g decreases by 2% and K decreases by 4%

(b) g decreases by 4% and K increases by 2%

(c) g increases by 4% and K increases by 4%

(d) g decreases by 4% and K increases by 4%

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Ans: (c)