Chapter - 3 Gravitation

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Gravitation

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Gravitational force acts on all objects in proportion to their masses. Why then, a heavy object does not fall faster than a light object?

Answer:

All objects fall from the top with a constant acceleration called acceleration due to gravity (g). This is constant on earth and therefore the value of 'g' doesn't depend on the mass of an object. Hence, heavier objects don't fall quicker than light-weight objects provided there's no air resistance.


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