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Q & A: Falling Objects

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Would a ten pound bowling ball fall at the same rate as a golf ball dropped from the empire state bulding
- Anonymous
If you ignore air resistance, all objects fall with the same acceleration, no matter how big or heavy. If you take into account the effect if the air, it gets a bit more complicated. My guess is that the bowling ball would hit the ground first (see the explanation to another problem we just answered: )


(published on 10/22/2007)

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