Falling objects increase their speed as they fall because their weight (the force of gravity) pulls them to Earth. They also experience air resistance, a frictional force that slows them down.
Objects fall faster until they reach their terminal speed, which is reached when the upward (air resistance) and downward (weight) forces are equal
- 1. When the skydiver jumps out of the plane he accelerates due to the force of gravity pulling him down
- 2. As he speeds up the…