P2 2.5 Falling objects

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• Created on: 21-04-14 12:13
• If an object falls freely, the resultant force acting on it is the force of gravity. It will make an object close to the Earth's surface accelerate at about 10 m/s2.
• We call the force of gravity weight, and the acceleration the acceleration due to gravity.
• The equation: F = m x a
• Where: F is the resultant force in newtons, N
• m is the mass in kilograms, kg
• a is the acceleration is m/s2.
• Becomes: W

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P2 2.5 Falling objects

• Created by: jkav
• Created on: 21-04-14 12:13
• If an object falls freely, the resultant force acting on it is the force of gravity. It will make an object close to the Earth's surface accelerate at about 10 m/s2.
• We call the force of gravity weight, and the acceleration the acceleration due to gravity.
• The equation: F = m x a
• Where: F is the resultant force in newtons, N
• m is the mass in kilograms, kg
• a is the acceleration is m/s2.
• Becomes: W