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# Does an object fall at the same rate going horizontally as one going vertically?

Updated: 9/20/2023

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To a first approximation, over short distances horizontal motion is decoupled from vertical motion. If you fire a bullet horizontally from a gun, and drop a bullet from next to the gun at the same time, both bullets will hit the ground at the same time.

Over long enough distances the curvature of the Earth begins to have an effect, so this is no longer true.

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