posted by Lena on .
How does mass effect a free falling object?
I was thinking that if the mass is greater then object would have a higher acceleration because due to it's weight it would have less drag on it from the air. Something of that sort. Could someone else this to me please.
I do not expect that the question wants you to consider drag of the air. They probably want you to answer that there is no effect at all because all masses will accelerate at the same rate due to gravity.
OK, thank you :) When I was searching on the internet, it said that one earth the acceleration of all objects would be 9.81 m/s/s. When I did my experiment my reults were completely wrong so I need to explain why it should be 9.81 m/s/s. How was the constant derived?
The constant was derived by measurement.
OK. Thank you :)