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Homework Help: Calc./ Physics

Posted by Rachel on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 12:42am.

when apollo 15 astronaut David Scott dropped a hammer and a feather on the moon to demostrate that in a vacuum all bodies fall with the same (constant) acceleration, he droppes them from 4 feet above the lunar surface. the television shows them fallen more slowly than on earth, where ina vacum it would take only half a second for the fall of 4 feet. how long did it take the hammer and the feather to fall 4 feet ont he moon, if the moons gravitational acceleration is 13/80 that of earth?

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