Physics

posted by .

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.

  • Physics -

    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.

  • Physics -

    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?

  • Physics -

    The constant was derived by measurement.

  • Physics -

    OK. Thank you :)

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    It can be said that acceleration is not affected by the mass of the object however velocity is. If you increase the distance at which objects with the same mass are dropped, then velocity is increased. If you drop objects with different …
  2. Physics

    Hi, I had some questions about Physics and Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and was wondering if someone could possibly help me. Some of the questions I wasn’t sure about the answers. #1 Write out in words what “acceleration ~ net …
  3. Physics

    Hi, I had some questions about Physics and Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and was wondering if someone could possibly help me. I wasn't sure if my answers were correct and I need to make sure they are. #1 Write out in words what “acceleration …
  4. physics

    When a force is applied to an object with mass equal to the standard kilogram, the acceleration of the mass is 3.25 m/s2. When the same magnitude force is applied to another object, the acceleration is 2. 75 m/s2. What is the mass …
  5. Physics (Mathmate)

    When a force is applied to an object with mass equal to the standard kilogram, the acceleration of the mass is 3.25 m/s2. When the same magnitude force is applied to another object, the acceleration is 2.75 m/s2. What is the mass of …
  6. Physics

    1) would dropping an object higher than it's usual point change it's acceleration?
  7. Physics

    A 10.0-kg object experiences a drag force due to air resistance. The magnitude of this drag force depends on its speed, and obeys the equation Fdrag =(12.0 N-s/m)v + (4.00 N-s2/m2)v2. (a) What is the terminal speed of this object if …
  8. Physics Classical Mechanics

    A light inflexible cable is wrapped around a cylinder of mass m1 , radius R , and moment of inertia about the center of mass Ic . The cylinder rotates about its axis without friction. The cable does not slip on the cylinder when set …
  9. PHYSICS

    A light inflexible cable is wrapped around a cylinder of mass m1 , radius R , and moment of inertia about the center of mass Ic . The cylinder rotates about its axis without friction. The cable does not slip on the cylinder when set …
  10. physics

    You are told that the linear "drag coefficient" due to air resistance for a particular object is 0.64 N · s/m and the object has a mass of 0.0010 kg. Find the magnitude of the terminal velocity of this object when dropped from rest. …

More Similar Questions