How gravity and air resistance affect the motion of a falling object?


Gravity accelerates falling objects at a constant rate (on Earth, it's 9.8 m/s/s). However, in the presence of air, the air pushes against the falling object, and the faster it's falling then the more air is pushing against it. The point at which the air resistance equals the pull of gravity is called "terminal velocity." It varies by object depending on buoyancy. AnswerParty

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