ObjectsinFreeFall

ObjectsinFreeFall - OBJECTS IN FREE-FALL Def: An object in...

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OBJECTS IN FREE-FALL Def: An object in free-fall is any object that is moving freely under the influence of gravity alone, regardless of its initial position and velocity. 2 9.8 / ms g Acceleration of Gravity Near Earth’sSurface The direction of ‘g’ is toward center of earth. Small variations of ‘g’ due to: 1. altitude 2. latitude (g is smaller at equator) 3. local earth density Since an object in free-fall moves with constant acceleration near earth, we may
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