**Question:**

**The acceleration due to gravity on the earth's surface at the poles is $g$ and angular velocity of the earth about the axis passing through the pole is $\omega$. An object is weighed at the equator and at a height $h$ above the poles by using a spring balance. If the weights are found to be same, then $h$ is : $(h<**

Correct Option: , 2

**Solution:**

(2) Value of $g$ at equator, $g_{A}=g \cdot-R \omega^{2}$

Value of $g$ at height $h$ above the pole,

$g_{B}=g \cdot\left(1-\frac{2 h}{R}\right)$

As object is weighed equally at the equator and poles, it means $g$ is same at these places.

$g_{A}=g_{B}$

$\Rightarrow g-R \omega^{2}=g\left(1-\frac{2 h}{R}\right)$

$\Rightarrow R \omega^{2}=\frac{2 g h}{R} \Rightarrow h=\frac{R^{2} \omega^{2}}{2 g}$

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