Magnetism and Gravity?
Most recent answer: 12/04/2011
- Elizabeth (age 68)
I think that the first thing to straighten out is that experiment. The only reason the two rocks would fall at different rates is air friction. If one rock is partially hollow, that decreases the gravity to friction ratio and slightly slows the fall. If you took two identical balls and put identical magnets in them, one pair opposing and the other attracting, you'd find that they'd fall just the same way.
So there's really no effect to explain.
(published on 12/04/2011)