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Does the acceleration of an object in free fall depend on its mass?
Free Fall Motion Objects that are said to be undergoing free fall, are not encountering a significant force of air resistance; they are falling under the sole influence of gravity. Under such conditions, all objects will fall with the same rate of acceleration, regardless of their mass.
What is the acceleration produced in a freely falling body?
The acceleration produced in a freely falling body, irrespective of its mass, is 9.8m/s2.
How does the acceleration depend on the net accelerating force when the total mass is constant?
Newton’s second law of motion states that acceleration is directly proportional to net force when mass is constant… and that acceleration is inversely proportional to mass when net force is constant… and that net force is directly proportional to mass when acceleration is constant…
When the force is the same How does the acceleration depend upon the mass?
The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.
Does the acceleration of a falling object depend on gravity?
The acceleration of a mass depends on the force, but the force depends on the mass. So the gravitational force increases with the mass of the falling object but the force required to accelerate the mass increases with mass, The two cancel each other. This is a good question and raises some follow ups.
Why is acceleration indepenent of mass?
Acceleration is indepednent of mass because, acceleration is due to the pull of gravity on earth and is not by the mass of the object falling. On earth the free fall acceleration is 9.81. No matter what the mass of an object is, it will fall by the same amount of acceleration,…
Does the mass of an object affect its rate of fall?
No matter what the mass of an object is, it will fall by the same amount of acceleration, however the force by which it strikes the surface of the earth is varything going by the formula : f=ma where a is fixed to be 9.81. All objects that fall toward the center of the earth fall at the same rate, if aerodynamics is not a factor.
Is the mass of the object being accelerated a factor?
Note that the mass of the object being accelerated doesn’t appear in this equation. It is not a factor. It does appear in the equation for gravitational force; but that force is always directly proportional to the object’s mass, which causes the mass to drop out of the equation as soon as you replace with .